Posts By Jessica Price

The Guilt of Sharing

by Sarah Moxham 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. Why do we feel guilt sharing our mental health stories? For those living… Read more »

OCD loves to fight in the shadows — don’t let it

by Aaron Costello 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 first diagnosed with obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) when I was 24 years… Read more »

Advocacy Corner: Winter Update

Greetings! Welcome to the IOCDF Advocacy Corner. Since the launch of our Advocacy Program last year, we have been working hard to shape and support public policy that positively impacts all those who are affected by OCD and related disorders. We have big plans for 2020 — plans that we want to share with you!… Read more »

Thank you for a successful 2019!

TOGETHER, we broke barriers in 2019. We’re so excited about all that we accomplished as a community this year! Thanks to your support, we took crucial steps toward our goal of helping everyone affected by OCD and related disorders live full and productive lives! By making a gift today, you’ll help us continue this important work into… Read more »

Navigating motherhood while living with OCD

by Brittany Bowman 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. “If we can share our story with someone who responds with empathy and understanding,… Read more »

Creative minds at a psychiatric hospital

by Farshad Askari 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. Saying it feels odd to reminisce about being a patient in a psychiatric… Read more »

A room without walls: IOCDF Council seeks to improve mental health outcomes in minority communities

By Vinay Krishnan, JD, IOCDF Diversity Advisory Council Member I’m standing in a hotel banquet hall in San Francisco, and I’m thinking about something Mychal Denzel Smith wrote once, and I’m realizing that I might not actually be a monster. Every summer, the International OCD Foundation (IOCDF) holds its annual Conference. The weekend brings together people… Read more »

Finding Beauty in the Struggle

by Thomas Smalley 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. If you told me seven years ago that one day I’d be standing… Read more »