Posts By Jeff Bell

Jeff Bell is an author, health advocate, and radio news anchor. He is actively involved with the International OCD Foundation, for which he serves as a board member and national spokesman. In 2011, he co-founded the nonprofit A2A Alliance (, aiming to showcase and foster the power of turning adversity into advocacy. Bell is a 20-year veteran of broadcast news and currently co-anchors the afternoon news at KCBS Radio in San Francisco.

Countdown to #OCDweek: Advocacy and OCD Awareness Week

Today’s blog is part 3 in our weekly countdown to #OCDweek! IOCDF Spokesperson Jeff Bell joins us today to explain why advocacy was so important to his own recovery, and how you can take part in raising awareness for OCD during upcoming #OCDweek. Ralph Waldo Emerson may have said it best: “It is one of the… Read more »

#OCDweek Blog 5: Riley’s Wish — A mother’s loss, a son’s legacy, and a challenge for all of us

This blog post was originally published on October 16, 2014 on the From Adversity to Advocacy blog on Psychology Today. As readers of this blog know, I am a student of resilience — and more specifically, of resilience derived from advocacy in the face of adversity.  Over the past six weeks, my dear friend Margaret has taught me more about… Read more »

One Step at a Time: Walking for OCD in Sacramento

Walk in Sacramento

For the past six years, I’ve had the great privilege of serving as a national spokesperson for the IOCDF, and during that time, I’ve enjoyed participating in all kinds of conferences, talks, and special events.  None has raised my excitement more than the 1 Million Steps 4 OCD Walk. There’s just something magic about what this… Read more »