Posts By Jessica Price

A letter to my OCD

by Kayla This story is part of our blog series called “Stories from the OCD Community.”  Stories from the community are submitted and edited by Toni Palombi. If you are interested in sharing your story you can view submission details at www.iocdf.org/ocd-stories. After completing residential treatment (May–August) followed by day treatment (August–September) for obsessive compulsive disorder… Read more »

25 Years of Research: 1994–2019

Over the last 25 years, donors like you have made it possible for the IOCDF to award 116 research grants totaling $5.9 million. Thanks to these funds, researchers have advanced scientific understanding of OCD and related disorders, improved treatment, and discovered new treatments. The impact the fund has made, and continues to make, on the… Read more »

My first encounter with OCD

By Mandy This story is part of our blog series called “Stories from the OCD Community.”  Stories from the community are submitted and edited by Toni Palombi. If you are interested in sharing your story you can view submission details at www.iocdf.org/ocd-stories. Do you remember what it feels like to be nine years old? I look… Read more »

The IOCDF Shop is Open for Business!

The official IOCDF online store is now open for business! We’re so excited to offer new, IOCDF-branded merchandise so you can show your support for those affected by OCD and related disorders.  Head to the store for gifts for yourself or a loved one and raise awareness everywhere you go! What you’ll find at the… Read more »

“This is how these fears lose their power over us”: Mara Wilson Talks Facing Fears and Advocating for Change

We’re very excited to have writer, actress, and mental health advocate Mara Wilson participate in OCD Awareness Week! Mara, best known for her childhood roles in Mrs. Doubtfire and Matilda, was diagnosed with obsessive compulsive disorder at an early age and has written extensively about her experience, most notably in her memoir Where Am I… Read more »

Three’s Company: Living with My Boyfriend and My OCD

By Allison Raskin Allison Raskin is a New York Times bestselling author, actress, director and co-creator of the YouTube comedy channel and podcast, Just Between Us. Gaby Dunn and Allison’s I Hate Everyone But You was the first debut novel published under Wednesday Books’ inaugural list, an imprint of St. Martin’s Press, quickly becoming a bestseller. The sequel, Please… Read more »

The hard work of a happy ending

by Sunil This story is part of our blog series called “Stories from the OCD Community.”  Stories from the community are submitted and edited by Toni Palombi. If you are interested in sharing your story you can view submission details at www.iocdf.org/ocd-stories. Like all fairy tales, my story also begins with “Once upon a time.” But… Read more »

Good therapists and the wisdom of my five-year-old self

by Emily This story is part of our blog series called “Stories from the OCD Community.”  Stories from the community are submitted and edited by Toni Palombi. If you are interested in sharing your story you can view submission details at www.iocdf.org/ocd-stories. I was diagnosed with obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) when I was five years old…. Read more »