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 »

Help Us Choose Our 2021 Annual OCD Conference Location

We are already scouting out locations for the 28th Annual OCD Conference, which will be held in the year 2021! We’ve narrowed down our choices based on cities in the Eastern US that have hotels that fit our Conference needs, and that offer family-friendly activities and attractions, while also staying affordable. But we’d like to… Read more »

It’ll Cost Ya, So Fight Back: Post by Chris Abell

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. Chris Abell is a writer, editor, and stand-up comedian living in Boston. He was diagnosed with OCD… Read more »

Casting a Spotlight on OCD: Announcing the 2017 #OCDweek Video Contest

Are you ready for your close-up? This year OCD Awareness Week will be taking place October 8 – 14, 2017! Along with various other events and programs, we are excited to announce that we are now accepting entries for our annual OCD Awareness Week Video Contest! Whether you’re a professional videographer who knows Final Cut Pro like the… Read more »

One Teen’s Guide to Conquering OCD: by Josh Steinberg

 Tips for Helping Loved Ones Struggling With OCD 1. Your Child is Not Trying to be Difficult: It can be almost as stressful for parents and siblings of kids suffering from OCD as it is for the kids themselves! Children who are still resisting treatment or whose symptoms are upsetting the family’s routines are not… Read more »

Annual OCD Conference: What to Know Before You Go

We are only one week away from the 24th Annual OCD Conference in San Francisco! We can’t wait to see all of you, and we want to help you get the most out of your Conference experience. This blog contains some important things to know before you go, including information on check-in and on-site registration, Thursday… Read more »