Posts By International OCD Foundation

International OCD Foundation

Introducing — A New Source of Hope for those Affected by BDD

In 2012, Denis Asselin walked over 500 miles — or roughly one million steps — from his home in Cheyney, PA, to Boston, MA, in memory of his son Nathaniel. Nathaniel took his own life at just 24, after a long struggle with severe body dysmorphic disorder (BDD) and OCD. After Nathaniel’s death, Denis embarked… Read more »

2014 OCD Awareness Video Contest Winner

Drumroll, please… and the winner is: Melanie Lefebvre — Cooking up OCD Awareness #OCDWeek My video features me as a chef in a pretend cooking show, cooking up recipes for OCD awareness. I’m hoping to connect with people’s curiosity while highlighting types of OCD that the general population isn’t necessarily familiar with, such as harm… Read more »

#OCDweek Blog 2: I’m Not Going to Let my OCD Dictate How I Live My Life

I am pleased to introduce our newest guest blogger to you today, Leo Smith. Some of you may recognize Leo from the OCD in the Media panel at the Annual OCD Conference in Los Angeles this summer. As a health editor with the Orange County Register in Southern California, he has seen first hand how OCD and mental… Read more »

Guest Post: Our Unique Smile

Ro Vitale is a singer and songwriter from Buenos Aires, Argentina. She was the keynote speaker at the Spanish Program at the Annual OCD Conference in Los Angeles last month, where she stole the show with her honesty, openness, and amazing singing voice.  Today, she writes a guest post for our blog about her experiences… Read more »

Tips from a Local: Things to Do in LA

In today’s blog, Wendy Mueller, our 2014 Patricia Perkins Service Award Winner and a Southern California resident, offers some tips and recommendations of things to see and do while you are in the Los Angeles area for the 21st Annual OCD Conference this weekend.  We also have a list of area attractions and special discounts for conference attendees… Read more »