Posts Categorized: Awareness & Advocacy

It’ll Cost Ya, So Fight Back: Post by Chris Abell

This story is part of our blog series called “Stories from the OCD Community.”  Stories from the community are collected and edited by Toni Palombi. If you are interested in sharing your story you can view submission details at www.iocdf.org/ocd-stories. Chris Abell is a writer, editor, and stand-up comedian living in Boston. He was diagnosed with OCD… Read more »

Casting a Spotlight on OCD: Announcing the 2017 #OCDweek Video Contest

Are you ready for your close-up? This year OCD Awareness Week will be taking place October 8 – 14, 2017! Along with various other events and programs, we are excited to announce that we are now accepting entries for our annual OCD Awareness Week Video Contest! Whether you’re a professional videographer who knows Final Cut Pro like the… Read more »

Help Us Create a Video About Effective Treatment for Everyone

We Are Asking for the Help of the OCD Community! Mental illness doesn’t discriminate — and everyone deserves access to effective treatment for OCD and related disorders, no matter who you are, what you look like, or what language you speak. We are asking for the participation of you, the greater OCD community, to help… Read more »

View the New Documentary “Living With Me and My OCD”

In the recent documentary film, “Living With Me and My OCD,” Clair Watkinson, attempts to spread awareness about the many stigmas and misconceptions that surround obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD). Drawing on her own long-standing struggle with OCD, Clair began working on the documentary in 2012, with the goal of improving the general public’s understanding of… Read more »

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

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 »

The 1 Million Steps 4 OCD Walks are TOMORROW!

We are just one day away from the 1 Million Steps 4 OCD Walks in Boston, Oakland, and Atlanta, and one week away from our postponed Walk in Houston! If you have already registered, we look forward to seeing you there as you walk with friends, family, and mental health professionals to help create understanding and awareness about… Read more »

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

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

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 »