In a recent Chicago Tribune feature by Alison Bowen, married couple Bec and Lee Shuer share the steps they took to manage Lee’s hoarding disorder. In the article, Lee discusses how hoarding impacted his life, and how with support from Bec, he was able to overcome his disorder, and eventually offer help to others. When Bec and Lee Shuer… Read more »
Some say love is in the air only around Valentine’s Day, but those people don’t know the OCD and related disorders community. Having worked at the IOCDF for a little over three months, I have come to realize very quickly that the OCD and related disorders community has lots of love to give. Our community… Read more »
In 2012 the IOCDF embarked on a new initiative — we hired Carly Bourne as our first Director of Communications! Carly hit the ground running as soon as she set foot in the door. She helped plan the rally welcoming Denis Asselin to Boston after his 500 mile pilgrimage, which subsequently led to the formation… Read more »
Each year at this time, we send out the call to our community to start thinking about proposals for workshops, support groups, and activities for the next year’s Conference. Without fail, you all go above and beyond to answer our call. It gets more and more difficult to choose the Conference program each year due… Read more »
I remember my time in residential treatment. It happened to be over the holidays. As difficult as OCD treatment can be, it’s that much harder going through it away from family and friends. Away from the familiarity of your own home during a time when togetherness feels necessary. Despite a treatment team and counselors, I… Read more »
For the past 30 years, the International OCD Foundation’s mission has remained the same: to help ALL individuals affected by OCD and related disorders to live full and productive lives. Our name may have changed over the years, but our tireless commitment to the goals set by our Founders 30 years ago has not. Those founders… Read more »
Thanksgiving. It’s a day to be grateful. To give thanks for what you have, the people in your life that make a difference, and the freedoms we all share. But when your mental illness has a tight hold of you, it’s so hard to see what you should be grateful for. It’s easier to see… Read more »
Today’s blog is by Ryan, age 12, a 7th grader in New Jersey who wanted to share her experiences of living with OCD. Thank you to Ryan for sharing her story! When I was first diagnosed with OCD at the very end of 2015, I was, to be honest, shocked. My struggles were nothing like… Read more »
Our office is closed today, Wednesday, October 26, due to a temporary power outage affecting our building in Boston. As such, our phone system is also currently down. We anticipate our offices re-opening on Thursday, October 27th. You can still reach us by email at anytime at firstname.lastname@example.org. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.
The International OCD Foundation’s 24th Annual OCD Conference will be held July 7–9, 2017 in San Francisco, CA. Please check back soon to learn more about the 2017 Conference in SF! Or click here to learn more about the Annual OCD Conference.