Posts Categorized: Awareness & Advocacy

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

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

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?

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!

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 »

Guest Post: Denis and Judy Asselin On The Move For OCD and BDD Awareness

The latest entry in our OCD Awareness Week guest blog series comes from Denis and Judy Asselin. When it comes to showcasing unique approaches to advocacy, the Asselin family undoubtedly stands out. Denis has walked hundreds of miles from his home in Pennsylvania to destinations such as Boston and Washington D.C. in honor of his… Read more »

Guest Post: Wendy Mueller Shares Her Recovery Success Story

Throughout OCD Awareness Week, we will be sharing different stories and voices and here about different experiences during treatment and recovery from OCD and related disorders. Today’s story comes from Wendy Mueller, the recipient of the 2014 IOCDF Patricia Perkins Service Award and moderator of OCD-Support, an online OCD support group for OCD. Wendy originally posted… Read more »

5 Easy Ways to Celebrate OCD Awareness Week Online

OCD Awareness Week, taking place October 11-17, 2015, is an excellent opportunity for members of the OCD and related disorders community to join together and raise awareness about the disorder — whether you are attending one of many IOCDF affiliates, institutional members, and global partners events around the world (click here to see calendar) or… Read more »