OCD Awareness Week is here! How can you get involved?


Today is World Mental Health Day, and it’s also the beginning of OCD Awareness Week. All week long we’ll have events going on around the country dedicated to raising awareness and understanding about obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) and related disorders. While knowledge about OCD in the general public has grown exponentially in the last decade,… Read more »

Guest Post: Join Me in Celebrating 30 Years of Hope, Inspiration, & Community

On today’s blog, we feature a guest post from IOCDF board member JoAnn Winston. JoAnn shares what the Foundation means to her and her family, and why she is so excited about celebrating the IOCDF’s 30th birthday next month at the Then & Now Anniversary Party in Boston.  When OCD entered our family back in 2008, I was… Read more »

IOCDF and MGH Announce New Training Opportunities for Mental Health Professionals


As part of our goal to expand training opportunities for all clinicians in the OCD community, we are pleased to announce a new partnership with Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) Psychiatry Academy to offer online courses for professionals interested in learning more about treating OCD. “While OCD is a very treatable disorder, there continues to be… Read more »

Save the Date for the IOCDF’s 30th Anniversary Party in Boston


In 1986, a small group of individuals with OCD in Connecticut got together with the idea that they could help others who may be experiencing the same problems, and formed the Obsessive Compulsive Foundation. They invited Dr. Wayne Goodman to be their first Scientific Advisory Board chair, thus making sure that best practices and evidence-based… Read more »

Join us in the Windy City! Chicago Attractions Not to Miss


Attendees at the 23rd Annual OCD Conference won’t have to go far to enjoy all Chicago has to offer this summer. With this year’s Conference hotel situated right on Michigan Avenue in the heart of the city, the struggle won’t be finding things to do, but how to fit everything in around a busy Conference… Read more »

Then & Now: How has the IOCDF changed your life?


Did you know that this year is the IOCDF’s 30th anniversary? In November 1986, a small group of advocates gathered together to start a non-profit to help all of those affected by OCD and related disorders. This year, we celebrate 30 years and we have all of you to thank for your continued support! In… Read more »

Welcome to our New Fund Development Manager, Eric!

If you met Jeff Smith, then you are already missing Jeff Smith. That said, we are excited to bring Eric Steinert on board in the role of Fund Development Manager. Eric brings a fantastic set of skills along with a palpable passion and commitment to our work. I look forward to many of you having… Read more »

Goodbye from Jeff Smith

In 2011 the IOCDF embarked on a new initiative — we needed a fundraising department! And so, with the aid of some generous donors, we were able to find our first Director of Development, Jeff Smith. Jeff and I hit it off right away and he immediately charmed everyone in the OCD community. He has… Read more »

David Adam to bring humor, hope (and books!) to this year’s OCD Conference

David Adam

This year’s keynote at the Annual OCD Conference will be delivered with some international flair provided by this year’s speaker, David Adam. An editor for the science journal Nature and author of The Man Who Couldn’t Stop, Adam was honored as the 2015 recipient of the IOCDF Illumination Award at last year’s Conference and will… Read more »