Posts By Chelsea Clifton

Why I Became an Advocate: Molly Fishback

Meet IOCDF Advocate Molly Fishback! Through art, Molly shares the reasons why she became an IOCDF Advocate. Learn more about our advocate program. “I’m sharing my story to let others know that there are people just like them with OCD in the world on the same journey.” – Molly Fishback Molly Fishback is a teacher and… Read more »

Why I Became an Advocate: Ryan Bernstein

Meet IOCDF Advocate Ryan Bernstein! He shares a poem about why he chose to become an IOCDF Advocate. Learn more about our advocacy program. Advocacy means standing up for yourself and others It means Sharing yourself Being vulnerable and strong at the same time OCD impacts not just your life but those who care about you… Read more »

World Kindness Day: Find Your Own Kind

By Lead Advocate, Valerie Andrews World Kindness Day is observed annually on November 13. Originally formed in 1998 to promote kindness throughout the world; this unofficial international celebration was designed to reflect and promote the common thread of kindness that binds us all together on a global level. I must admit that five years ago,… Read more »

Why I Became an Advocate: Adira Weixlmann

Meet IOCDF Advocate Adira Weixlmann! She shares with us her journey and why she chose to become an IOCDF Advocate. Learn more about our advocacy program. “I love to remind other OCD sufferers and their families that a person isn’t just their OCD. Yes, I have OCD but it doesn’t define me. I am also… Read more »

Tips for Living with Hoarding during the Holidays

It’s the holiday season, and Christmas is fast approaching. If you struggle with hoarding behaviors then you might find this time of year to not only be exciting, but also quite challenging.  Hoarding disorder (HD), recognized since 2013 as its own condition rather than a subtype of OCD, is a problem that afflicts millions of… Read more »

2021 Research Grant Program Call for Proposals

The International OCD Foundation is pleased to announce that we will once again be offering research grants to scientists investigating OCD and related disorders. Over $750,000 in total research funding will be awarded in 2021 through a competitive process. Applications from researchers will be accepted beginning January 4, 2021, with a deadline of March 1,… Read more »

2020 Mom Partnership

Gaps in Maternal OCD Being Addressed Through New Partnership Perinatal OCD is a relatively common maternal mental health condition, impacting up to 5% of those who are pregnant and postpartum; yet symptoms, like intrusive thoughts, often confuse patients and providers alike. To bring this conversation to the forefront, 2020 Mom and the International OCD Foundation… Read more »