Open Mic Night: Submit your talent by 7/17!

We’re excited to announce that the Online OCD Conference will feature our first-ever Open Mic Night, sponsored by Evidence Based Treatment Centers of Seattle! This pre-recorded event will feature talent from all across the OCD and related disorders community.  If you have a special talent you’d like to showcase, whether you dance, play an instrument,… Read more »

#FacesOfOCD: Cyrene

For more information about #FacesOfOCD and how to submit, click here. Hello! Shira here! Today we’re going to hear from Cyrene. I discovered Cyrene on instagram a few months ago. There, Cyrene runs an account called @diaryofacrohnie_ where she speaks out about chronic illness and mental health in a way that is open, honest, and compassionate…. Read more »

Stress, COVID-19, and Body Dysmorphic Disorder

by Stella Kim Hansen, LMHC and Michele T. Pato, MD It wouldn’t be possible to write a blog post about body dysmorphic disorder (BDD) without acknowledging the stressful effects of the worldwide COVID-19 pandemic. Through our own experiences in clinical work and doing research on the unique disorder of BDD, I am struck by how… Read more »

#FacesofOCD: Allison Raskin

For more information about #FacesOfOCD and how to submit, click here. Hello! Shira here! Welcome back to another #FacesofOCD post! Today we are going to hear from Allison Raskin. Allison is a writer, director, comedian, and advocate. She’s also a co-host of the Just Between Us podcast with Gaby Dunn, which I’ve been binge-listening to in… Read more »

#FacesOfOCD: Jasmine Browning, Part 2

Welcome to Part 2 of Jasmine Browning’s story! Read Part 1. For more information about #FacesOfOCD and how to submit, click here. Can you talk a bit about your experience with OCD stigma? OCD stigma has probably been one of the most detrimental experiences with my recovery. I’m sure that those in the OCD community… Read more »

#FacesOfOCD: Jasmine Browning, Part 1

PLEASE NOTE: The following blog post contains discussion of topics that may be upsetting, including suicide. Please take care of yourself as you read this article. If you are in crisis, know that help is only a call or click away at 1-800-273-8255 or suicidepreventionlifeline.org. Welcome back to another Faces Of OCD post! For more… Read more »

A message to the OCD community from the IOCDF

To the OCD community, and especially the Black OCD community: We at the International OCD Foundation have been thinking hard about how best to contribute to the conversation around racial injustice and the violence taking place in the US following the killing of George Floyd. To those who are asking us to respond to the… Read more »

Walking with Love and Possibilities

by Denis Asselin In confinement no one can hear you scream. I know from experience.  It’s frustrating to be required to isolate and reduce a bigger world to a restricted one, especially if you suffer from body dysmorphic disorder (BDD) and/or obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD). For many, being stuck in static, familiar surroundings may even… Read more »

10 things OCD community wants you to know about OCD

We’re so excited to release our new PSA, What the OCD community wants YOU to know about #RealOCD!  Over the past couple of months, we’ve noticed an uptick in people using the term OCD as an adjective. While we are all experiencing an increase in anxiety during the COVID-19 pandemic, we want the general public to know… Read more »

Hope and help for individuals with BDD

by Eva E. Fisher, PhD PLEASE NOTE: The following blog post contains discussion of topics that may be upsetting, including suicide. Please take care of yourself as you read this article. If you are in crisis, know that help is only a call or click away at 1-800-273-8255 or suicidepreventionlifeline.org. My goal since recovering from… Read more »