TOGETHER, we broke barriers in 2019.
We're so excited about all that we accomplished as a community this year! Thanks to your support, we took crucial steps toward our goal of helping everyone affected by OCD and related disorders live full and productive lives! By making a gift today, you'll help us continue this important work into the new decade:
TOGETHER, we launched new initiatives.
- We published our Transition Packet, a resource to help individuals successfully transition out of OCD intensive treatment programs, and distributed it to programs and clinics across the country.
- We held a record eight Behavior Therapy Training Institute (BTTI) sessions this year, training 250 therapists in exposure response prevention (ERP). Additionally, we launched a new webinar program as part of the Training Institute, further increasing the number of clinicians treating members of our community.
- We launched AnxietyintheClassroom.org, an online resource center to help school personnel, students, and their families identify and treat OCD and anxiety in children.
TOGETHER, we fostered community.
- Nearly 2,500 people walked in 1 Million Steps 4 OCD Walks internationally, raising over $200,000 for the IOCDF and its local Affiliates.
- The 26th Annual OCD Conference in Austin, TX was a great success, with over 2,000 individuals, loved ones, and professionals convening to become more informed and empowered members of the OCD community.
TOGETHER, we advocated to make a bigger impact.
- Our Advocacy Program organized members of the OCD and related disorders community to travel to Capitol Hill and speak with their elected representatives about mental health issues at the National Council's 2019 Hill Day.
- We held our annual Mental Health Advocacy Capital Walk on the National Mall in Washington, DC to kick off OCD Awareness Week.
TOGETHER, we've overcome many barriers, but there's still more to do.
Train more therapists to treat OCD nationwide
Provide resources to millions of people through our websites
Help more parents identify OCD and anxiety at AnxietyintheClassroom.org
Distribute Transition Packets to more treatment facilities