Community Highlights: The “What if” Project by Robin Roblee-Strauss

The IOCDF Community Highlights blog aims to highlight community members who are making strides to raise awareness and advocate for OCD and related disorders. About the “What if” project: “What if?” is a collaborative film project by Robin Roblee-Strauss for his senior thesis project that documents the experiences of living with OCD. The film focuses… Read more »

Spotlight: OCD News and Research Updates

Spotlight OCD News and Research Updates

Spotlight is our monthly email series that gives our readers regular updates on OCD and related disorders research and news. Enjoy reading the August edition here on our blog, and if you would like to get the September update in your inbox, please click here! Making Headlines A roundup of recent stories from journalists, advocates,… Read more »

There is nothing quirky about OCD

By Summer Coleman 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 a long time, I felt that I was a prisoner inside my… Read more »

Help Us Spread Messages of Hope this Holiday Season!

Let’s Give Hope to Those Undergoing Treatment for OCD The holidays can be a hard time for those struggling to manage OCD and related disorders.  Something as simple as a card and a message from the heart during this time of year can make a huge difference.   That’s why, for the fourth year in a… Read more »

OCD is Like Playing Baseball: Learn How to Play to Win

OCD is like playing baseball

By Ethan Kagin 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 have OCD is to have a struggle. Everyone who has it knows… Read more »

Why you should support our Pediatric Campaign 4 Hope

Kids at the Annual OCD Conference

Children with OCD experience so many barriers, whether it be in finding treatment, having qualified profession to treat the symptoms, educational attainment and issues in school, or just fitting in. The IOCDF aims to address these issues through the Pediatric Campaign 4 Hope, which will underwrite the cost of programs and special events including the… Read more »

Announcing the Launch of Anxiety in the Classroom

We are pleased to announce the launch of Anxiety in the Classroom, our brand new online resource focusing on anxiety and OCD in the school setting. Whether you work within the school system, have a student in your family, or are a student yourself read more to learn about how this exciting new content can… Read more »

Announcing 2019 IOCDF Research Grants

At the IOCDF, everything we do is built upon research. It informs our programming, the recommendations we give to patients and families, and the information we distribute to the public. We have seen the incredible strides that members of our community have made with the help of treatments that were discovered and tested through scientific… Read more »

Sacred Spaces, Compulsions, and Healing

By Izzy S. 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. December 6, 2010. It was a Monday night when my father called to… Read more »

Turning the Tide of Stigma

By Trevor 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 16, my mom took me to a counselor to address some… Read more »