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 and understanding through storytelling or art. This year, we asked to see original videos that help challenge stereotypes, fight stigma, and most importantly, raise awareness about OCD. Watch the videos below and vote for your favorite.
The winner of the 2017 OCD Awareness Video Contest is “Mr. Certain Strikes Out” by Jeremy Rudd. Thank you to everyone who helped to choose our winner and to all of our submissions for helping to raise awareness for OCD!
The 2017 OCD Awareness Video Contest Finalists are (in random order):
“OCD: It’s More Than Anxiety” by Kathryn Strang: Some people think that OCD and related disorders are just about anxiety, when in reality they involve so many other emotions. In this video I list those other emotions and give brief examples of when and why they occur. I finish by describing the positive emotions that result from effective treatment. My hope is that this video will make people think about more than just anxiety when they think of OCD and related disorders and to inform the public that there is help available for OCD and OCD related disorders.
“Mr. Certain Strikes Out” by Jeremy Rudd: This video talks about how living with more uncertainty can lead to more freedom from OCD. Mr Certain/OCD wants more and more of our compulsions. We see over and over that this is a dead end road and only feeds the OCD. No amount of compulsions will ever be enough.
“Cure for OCD? Let’s Talk” by Deborah Strange: There’s not a cure for obsessive–compulsive disorder, but there’s a way to make living with it easier: Talk about it. Take a leap of faith in humanity and start conversations, even if it’s hard. You might find it’s one of the best things you did for yourself.
Inside the Brain of OCD: Take a walk in the shoes of people who have OCD. Obsessive Compulsive Disorder is more than just perfecting and fear of germs. Share to end the stigma and raise awareness. Never be afraid to ask for help. Reach out today!
Thank you to everyone who submitted this year for OCD Awareness Week!