Navigating motherhood while living with OCD

by Brittany Bowman 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. “If we can share our story with someone who responds with empathy and understanding,… Read more »

Present at the 27th Annual OCD Conference in Seattle, WA!

Accepting proposals starting January 6th, 2020! As we gear up for the new year, the IOCDF is already beginning to plan for our 27th Annual OCD Conference in Seattle, WA! The Conference is our largest event of the year, one which invites the entire OCD and related disorders community to come together to learn, train,… Read more »

Creative minds at a psychiatric hospital

by Farshad Askari 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. Saying it feels odd to reminisce about being a patient in a psychiatric… Read more »

IOCDF Announces 2020 Research Grant Opportunities

We are excited to announce our 2020 grant opportunities! Beginning January 6th, 2020, we will accept applications for: • Breakthrough Awards: Research grants of up to $500,000. To be eligible, applicants must have completed residency or their PhD before September 1, 2015, and must have at least five years of research experience. Eligible research projects… Read more »

A room without walls: IOCDF Council seeks to improve mental health outcomes in minority communities

By Vinay Krishnan, JD, IOCDF Diversity Advisory Council Member I’m standing in a hotel banquet hall in San Francisco, and I’m thinking about something Mychal Denzel Smith wrote once, and I’m realizing that I might not actually be a monster. Every summer, the International OCD Foundation (IOCDF) holds its annual Conference. The weekend brings together people… Read more »

Help spread the word to support the IOCDF this #GivingTuesday!

This Giving Tuesday, held on December 3rd, 2020, give the gift of community, support, and hope to someone living with obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)! IOCDF programs help people living with OCD every step of the way, whether they are experiencing OCD symptoms for the first time, seeking proper diagnosis, searching for a therapist to access… Read more »

Finding Beauty in the Struggle

by Thomas Smalley 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. If you told me seven years ago that one day I’d be standing… Read more »

A letter to my OCD

by Kayla 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. After completing residential treatment (May–August) followed by day treatment (August–September) for obsessive compulsive disorder… Read more »

25 Years of Research: 1994–2019

Over the last 25 years, donors like you have made it possible for the IOCDF to award 116 research grants totaling $5.9 million. Thanks to these funds, researchers have advanced scientific understanding of OCD and related disorders, improved treatment, and discovered new treatments. The impact the fund has made, and continues to make, on the… Read more »

Help us spread Messages of Hope this holiday season!

It’s time to spread some holiday cheer! The holidays can be a hard time for those who are away from home to get help with their OCD. 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… Read more »