Advocacy Reaching New Heights with the IOCDF Ambassador Program

By Ethan S. Smith, IOCDF National Ambassador The 25th Annual OCD Conference in Washington D.C. was an amazing event with a record-breaking 1,977 attendees from 19 countries! This Conference, more so than others, proved especially emotional for me in the best way possible. Beyond being deeply touched by so many of you, by your bravery… Read more »

College, Compulsions, and a Japanese Monk

By Thomas Duliban This story is part of our blog series called “Stories from the OCD Community.”  Stories from the community are submitted and edited by Toni Palombi. If you are interested in sharing your story you can view submission details at www.iocdf.org/ocd-stories. Four years ago, before I started college, I spent the summer traveling around… Read more »

You Are Not Alone – Morgan Rondinelli

You’re Not Alone…so let me write to you Something I remember distinctly from when I was first diagnosed with OCD was that I felt relieved my symptoms had a name, but I also felt incredibly alone. I didn’t know anyone else in the world who had these weird, obsessive thoughts and did these repetitive rituals;… Read more »

Download the #OCDcon Mobile App Today!

The free 25th Annual OCD Conference mobile app is now available for download! Download today to have all of the important Conference information and updates at your fingertips! With the Conference mobile app you can: Stay organized with up-to-the-minute schedule information for events, workshops, presentations, and support groups Access a full list of Conference exhibitors… Read more »

Six Things Parents of Kids with OCD Should Know

This story is part of our blog series called “Stories from the OCD Community.”  Stories from the community are submitted and edited by Toni Palombi. If you are interested in sharing your story you can view submission details at www.iocdf.org/ocd-stories. By Alex R I have been diagnosed with severe pediatric acute-onset neuropsychiatric syndrome (PANS) and obsessive… Read more »

#OCDcon What to Know Before You Go

We are only two weeks away from the 25th Annual OCD Conference in Washington D.C.! We can’t wait to see all of you, and we want to help you get the most out of your Conference experience. This blog contains some important things to know before you go, including information on check-in and on-site registration,… Read more »

How it Feels When You Haven’t Yet Reached the Finish Line

This story is part of our blog series called “Stories from the OCD Community.”  Stories from the community are submitted and edited by Toni Palombi. If you are interested in sharing your story you can view submission details at www.iocdf.org/ocd-stories. By Emily Esterly It’s weird to live with something your whole life and be unaware of… Read more »

IOCDF Announces Partnership with Psyberguide

IOCDF is delighted to announce a new partnership with PsyberGuide. PsyberGuide (PsyberGuide.org) is a non-profit website reviewing smartphone applications and other digital mental health products. Its goal is to help people make responsible and informed decisions about the technologies they use for management of mental health. PsyberGuide is committed to ensuring that this information is… Read more »

How Asking For Help Made Me Stronger

This story is part of our blog series called “Stories from the OCD Community.”  Stories from the community are submitted and edited by Toni Palombi. If you are interested in sharing your story you can view submission details at www.iocdf.org/ocd-stories. I was diagnosed with obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) when I was 27, but I’ve struggled with… Read more »

Finding My Voice

By Marianne This story is part of our blog series called “Stories from the OCD Community.”  Stories from the community are submitted and edited by Toni Palombi. If you are interested in sharing your story you can view submission details at www.iocdf.org/ocd-stories. My story is not easy to tell. I was diagnosed with obsessive compulsive disorder… Read more »