Caging the Beast: by Erich Miller

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. To cage the beast – this is a statement I use when describing my obsessive compulsive… Read more »

My Story Isn’t Over Yet: by Jessica Bishop

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 a child, I struggled daily. I experienced intrusive thoughts, anxiety, and depression. I… Read more »

Help, Hope, and Healing

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. This author has asked to remain anonymous. It all started on the last day of 4th… Read more »

2017 #OCDweek Video Contest Finalists

We are excited to announce the finalists for the 2017 OCD Awareness Video Contest! Winning videos will be chosen by popular vote and the winner will be announced on Monday, October 16th! Each year, we host a creative contest as part of OCD Awareness Week, inviting members of the OCD Community to help spread awareness… Read more »

Help Separate OCD Myths from the Facts

As you know, many people have misconceptions about obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD). As part of OCD Awareness Week we want to help dispel common myths about OCD, but we need your help. Would you be willing to partner with us to help spread the word about what OCD really is?  Here are some common myths and… Read more »

Living with OCD: by Destiny Eve Pifer

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. Inside my apartment, the door is locked but still I check: once, twice, three times. I… Read more »

OCD Capital Walk: A message from our Grand Marshal, Shannon Shy

  Shannon Shy is the President of the IOCDF Board of Directors, a Member of OCD Mid-Atlantic Board of Directors, and now, the Grand Marshal of the OCD Capital Walk!  In the following letter, Shannon shares what the OCD Capital Walk means to him and why it is such an important addition to OCD Awareness Week. Hello!… Read more »

Lessons I Learned From My OCD

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 me, OCD started before I knew it had a name. As a child, I sorted… Read more »

OCD is Not a Joke: by Jennifer Parr

This story is part of our blog series called “Stories from the OCD Community.”  Stories from the community are collected and edited by Toni Palombi. If you are interested in sharing your story you can view submission details at www.iocdf.org/ocd-stories. A lot of people claim to have “OCD” without really understanding what it is. Because of… Read more »

Stepping into life, again: by Maya

This story is part of our blog series called “Stories from the OCD Community.”  Stories from the community are collected and edited by Toni Palombi. If you are interested in sharing your story you can view submission details at www.iocdf.org/ocd-stories. Maya, who requested that her real name be withheld, told her story to Toni Palombi. There… Read more »