“Don’t be afraid to open up”: Mara Wilson’s Journey from Anxious Child to OCD Advocate

We’re very excited to welcome writer, actress, and mental health advocate Mara Wilson as our keynote speaker at the 26th Annual OCD Conference! Mara, best known for her childhood roles in Mrs. Doubtfire and Matilda, was diagnosed with obsessive compulsive disorder at an early age and has written extensively about her experience, most notably in… Read more »

Getting Creative in Austin: Art at the 26th Annual OCD Conference

The 26th Annual OCD Conference is coming up fast! We’re so excited about all the programming we have lined up for you this July, including lots of opportunities to work the left side of your brain with music, visual arts, performing arts, and film. Check out all the creative programming we have to offer below,… Read more »

Returning to my dreams

by Andrea Harrell 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 have had obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) for as long as I can… Read more »

Visit Austin for the 26th Annual OCD Conference!

Will you be joining us for the 26th Annual OCD Conference in Austin, TX? We asked Narisa Trammell of Visit Austin to share what makes Austin such a unique and exciting city to visit. Read her article below and start planning your trip! By Narisa Trammell As a native Texan, a local and a proud… Read more »

Just One More Time, I Swear

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 three months old when I had my first open heart surgery. The second came… Read more »

Finding Inspiration at the Annual OCD Conference, By Spenser Gabin

Spenser Gabin is a videographer living in California. Inspired by attending the Annual OCD Conference, he is planning to go to school this fall to become an OCD specialist. About two years, I first came across the IOCDF through a video they posted on Facebook featuring Dr. Jonathan Grayson. Dr. Grayson’s book, Freedom from Obsessive… Read more »

What it feels like to live with OCD

by Alice Franklin 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. For as long as I can remember, I have had obsessive compulsive disorder… Read more »

An Update on Membership Options with the IOCDF

IOCDF Membership Materials

For years, the International OCD Foundation has offered the chance to become a part of a unique community and to support us in providing resources, research, and respect to all those impacted by OCD and related disorders. Our membership base is comprised of individuals with OCD, their family members, friends, and supporters, as well as… Read more »

Who Inspires You?

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This story is written by Alyssa King for her daughter Bella as a part of our Spring Inspiration Campaign. Donate and share your story of who inspires you at iocdf.org/inspire My inspiration is my daughter, Bella. As an 11-year-old with obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD), Bella has had to deal with more than any child her… Read more »

Fighting OCD as a Teenager

by Rachel 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. When I was six years old, I wanted to be a veterinarian when I… Read more »