Posts Categorized: Awareness & Advocacy

OCD Awareness Week is here! How can you get involved?

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Today is World Mental Health Day, and it’s also the beginning of OCD Awareness Week. All week long we’ll have events going on around the country dedicated to raising awareness and understanding about obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) and related disorders. While knowledge about OCD in the general public has grown exponentially in the last decade,… Read more »

Why Walk for #1Million4OCD — One Mother’s Perspective

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The 1 Million Steps 4 OCD Walk provides an opportunity for families and friends to come together and meet others experiencing similar situations who have traveled along similar paths to find OCD treatment and support. I have been privileged to attend various Walks in Boston, Northern California, and last year’s inaugural Walk in Atlanta. It… Read more »

Meet the 2016 1 Million Steps 4 OCD Walk Grand Marshals

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The honor of Walk Grand Marshal is bestowed upon individuals who have made a significant commitment to helping members of the OCD and related disorder community, whether that be through their dedicated work as a treatment provider or as an advocate working to raise awareness. The International OCD Foundation (IOCDF) is pleased to announce that… Read more »

1 Million Steps 4 OCD Walk Sponsor Highlight: Spectrum Designs Foundation

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April is Autism Awareness Month, so there is no better time for the IOCDF to welcome our 2016 presenting sponsor for the 4th Annual 1 Million Steps 4 OCD Walk — Spectrum Designs Foundation. Spectrum Designs Foundation is a nonprofit social enterprise company specializing in custom apparel decoration with the mission of providing meaningful work opportunities… Read more »

One Size Does Not Fit All: Learning That Your Story May Not Be My Story

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The IOCDF blog often shares personal stories from those in the OCD community about their experiences living with OCD and related disorders. Today’s entry from featured blogger Alison Dotson focuses on the process of sharing her personal recovery story, and navigating the fact that treatment can look so different to different people. Being an advocate… Read more »

Tell Target: Should OCD really be a source of holiday cheer?

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OCD can destroy lives without proper treatment. But that’s okay because the acronym is funny, edgy, and makes for great jokes on silly and cute holiday sweaters. Many individuals and organizations have shared their disappointment and frustration with a Christmas sweater available now in Target stores across the US that declares whoever wears it a… Read more »

It’s a bird! It’s a plane! It’s the IOCDF Hero Award!

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As we’re winding down after another excellent OCD Awareness Week, it’s great to look back on the various events and activities that took place. What stuck out the most during #OCDweek was the willingness of people in the OCD community to lend a hand and support, whether you did something as simple as sharing information… Read more »