Posts Categorized: Awareness & Advocacy

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 »

Countdown to #OCDweek: Advocacy and OCD Awareness Week

Today’s blog is part 3 in our weekly countdown to #OCDweek! IOCDF Spokesperson Jeff Bell joins us today to explain why advocacy was so important to his own recovery, and how you can take part in raising awareness for OCD during upcoming #OCDweek. Ralph Waldo Emerson may have said it best: “It is one of the… Read more »

Video: View the Powerful Keynote Address by Clint & Joanie Malarchuk

We were honored to have Clint Malarchuk and his wife, Joanie Malarchuk, as keynote speakers at the 2015 Annual OCD Conference in Boston last month. Their talk was a powerful testament to the importance of family and a strong support network. But also a powerful reminder about how many obstacles people often have to go… Read more »

Countdown to #OCDweek: IOCDF Spokesperson Liz McIngvale Shares Her Story

 In the next few weeks leading up to OCD Awareness Week, taking place October 11-17 this year, each of our spokespeople will be sharing with you why they’re excited and energized to start spreading OCD awareness during the week and beyond! Kicking off this new blog series is Elizabeth McIngvale, PhD, LMSW, explaining why OCD… Read more »

Casting a Spotlight on OCD: Announcing the 2015 #OCDweek Video Contest

Are you ready for your close-up? We’re excited to announce that the IOCDF is now accepting entries for our annual OCD Awareness Week Video Contest! Whether you’re a professional videographer who knows Final Cut Pro like the back of your hand or simply someone with a smartphone camera who is willing and ready to share… Read more »

Introducing the OCDvocate Advocacy Program

Shala Nicely, our 2013 keynote speaker, recently published a two-part blog about her experience at this year’s Conference. In these blogs she shared her thoughts on advocacy, a key theme of this year’s event. In one of the entries, Shala described her interaction with another attendee while participating in this year’s Virtual Camping outing, a… Read more »