Posts By International OCD Foundation

Public policy corner: Winter 2021

Originally published in the Winter 2021 edition of the OCD Newsletter. Hello everyone! The weather is getting colder, but things are continuing to heat up on Capitol Hill, and the IOCDF has had an active couple of months of policy advocacy in response! During OCD Awareness Week, we were proud to run our second Virtual… Read more »

Help spread the word to support the IOCDF this #GivingTuesday!

This Giving Tuesday, held on November 30th, 2021, give the gift of community, support, and hope to someone living with OCD! IOCDF programs help people living with OCD every step of the way, whether they are experiencing OCD symptoms for the first time, seeking proper diagnosis, searching for a therapist to access effective treatment, or seeking… Read more »

Announcing 2022 Research Grant Opportunities

The IOCDF will be offering over $1.1 million in research funding in 2022 to improve scientific understanding and treatment of OCD and related mental health disorders! Beginning January 4th, 2022, researchers will have the opportunity to apply for the following grants: Breakthrough Awards — $500,000 grants for senior researchers pursuing cutting-edge OCD research. The goal… Read more »

Present at the OCD Conference in Denver (or our Virtual Conferences!)

We are so excited to begin planning for our 2022 IOCDF Conference Series, including our in-person Annual OCD Conference in Denver, CO, and our Virtual Conferences! These programs bring the entire OCD and related disorders community together to learn, train, network, and socialize. The first step in the planning process is building the programs —… Read more »

Un-teal there’s no stigma

by IOCDF Lead Advocate Valerie Andrews Being a woman of color, living with a mental illness such as obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) has been challenging over the years. Being thrown into a world that I had absolutely no idea existed, it became apparent that we (POC) were lacking in both numbers and commitment. I found… Read more »

What’s worth fighting OCD for?

by IOCDF Advocate Adira Weixlmann My world was rocked when I was diagnosed with OCD at the age of 18. Prior to developing symptoms — practically overnight — I had lived a very privileged high school experience. I was at the top of my class with a full course load of AP classes, I had… Read more »

Micah Howe: The virtual aspect is super convenient

Micah Howe, an IOCDF Advocate, talks about his conference experience. Check out the full schedule and register for this weekend’s Online OCD Conference! How many conferences have you attended? I attended IOCDF conferences in Boston, Chicago, Austin, and presented at last year’s online conference.  How does a virtual conference compare with an in-person one? So… Read more »