If You Want to Help Yourself, Help Others

By Debbie Massa 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. Looking back, I have experienced obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) since I was a… Read more »

Observing Dr. Wilson’s 2-day Intensive OCD Treatment Group

By Samantha Bray The weekend before the IOCDF’s 23rd Annual OCD Conference in Chicago in 2016, I was one of a lucky handful of therapists who had the opportunity to observe Dr. Reid Wilson’s two-day intensive OCD treatment group. I had tried to register to observe his group twice before, but was always a hair… Read more »

Loving yourself when your mind is the enemy

By Mitchell 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. We’re all taught from a young age that the secret to a happy and… Read more »

The power of passion and perseverance

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. By Kiran Kaur Struggling with obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) has been an arduous journey. While I… Read more »

Announcing 2018 Conference Keynote with Dr. Drew and Our 2018 IOCDF Award Winners

One of our favorite parts of the Annual OCD Conference is the Saturday evening keynote address and the IOCDF awards presentation.  We are extremely excited to announce the individuals that we have chosen this year, and we hope that you share our enthusiasm. So, without further ado, we are pleased to announce our 2018 Conference… Read more »

Mental Health Awareness Month: A Spotlight on Children’s Mental Health

Although mental health was once considered a taboo subject, it has increasingly become a topic of everyday conversation. While we still have much work to do, it’s promising to see so many people taking initiative to learn about the various conditions that impact the lives of millions of Americans. Unfortunately, mental health disorders know no… Read more »

Becoming My Own Friend

By Michelle I have struggled with obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD), trichotillomania, and post-traumatic stress disorder since I was a child. As a child, I was bullied in school, abused at home, and had friends that made fun of me behind my back. I always felt so painfully alone. At the age of 5, I was… Read more »

DC Area Highlights!

by Michael Spigler Michael Spigler is currently the Vice President of Patient Services & Education at the American Kidney Fund and former Program Director at the IOCDF in Boston, MA. As a former team member of IOCDF, upcoming Volunteer at this year’s Conference, and current DC resident, we felt he’d be the best person to enlighten… Read more »