In 2012 the IOCDF embarked on a new initiative — we hired Carly Bourne as our first Director of Communications! Carly hit the ground running as soon as she set foot in the door. She helped plan the rally welcoming Denis Asselin to Boston after his 500 mile pilgrimage, which subsequently led to the formation… Read more »
Today’s blog is by Ryan, age 12, a 7th grader in New Jersey who wanted to share her experiences of living with OCD. Thank you to Ryan for sharing her story! When I was first diagnosed with OCD at the very end of 2015, I was, to be honest, shocked. My struggles were nothing like… Read more »
Our office is closed today, Wednesday, October 26, due to a temporary power outage affecting our building in Boston. As such, our phone system is also currently down. We anticipate our offices re-opening on Thursday, October 27th. You can still reach us by email at anytime at email@example.com. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.
The International OCD Foundation’s 24th Annual OCD Conference will be held July 7–9, 2017 in San Francisco, CA. Please check back soon to learn more about the 2017 Conference in SF! Or click here to learn more about the Annual OCD Conference.
Today is World Mental Health Day, and it’s also the beginning of OCD Awareness Week. All week long we’ll have events going on around the country dedicated to raising awareness and understanding about obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) and related disorders. While knowledge about OCD in the general public has grown exponentially in the last decade,… Read more »
On today’s blog, we feature a guest post from IOCDF board member JoAnn Winston. JoAnn shares what the Foundation means to her and her family, and why she is so excited about celebrating the IOCDF’s 30th birthday next month at the Then & Now Anniversary Party in Boston. When OCD entered our family back in 2008, I was… Read more »
As part of our goal to expand training opportunities for all clinicians in the OCD community, we are pleased to announce a new partnership with Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) Psychiatry Academy to offer online courses for professionals interested in learning more about treating OCD. “While OCD is a very treatable disorder, there continues to be… Read more »
In 1986, a small group of individuals with OCD in Connecticut got together with the idea that they could help others who may be experiencing the same problems, and formed the Obsessive Compulsive Foundation. They invited Dr. Wayne Goodman to be their first Scientific Advisory Board chair, thus making sure that best practices and evidence-based… Read more »
This year’s keynote at the Annual OCD Conference will be delivered with some international flair provided by this year’s speaker, David Adam. An editor for the science journal Nature and author of The Man Who Couldn’t Stop, Adam was honored as the 2015 recipient of the IOCDF Illumination Award at last year’s Conference and will… Read more »
The IOCDF is moving offices today! We’re excited about our new space, but unfortunately we will be unable to answer phones or respond to emails until the office re-opens in our shiny new space tomorrow, and our phones may be down for a brief period while they are moved to the new space. Thank you… Read more »