Posts Categorized: Awareness & Advocacy

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 »

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 »

5 Things OCD is NOT

  The term OCD is often misused in social media, on Buzzfeed, and in various internet memes and quizzes. This blog attempts to dispel some of the most common myths and misconceptions.  1. This or this (or this, or this… and on and on). 2.  A choice. OCD stands for obsessive compulsive disorder. As our executive director… Read more »

The D in OCD

“You are so OCD!” is a fairly common phrase these days. When I hear someone use it — though I cringe a little inside — I rarely have the feeling that this is a deliberate attempt to make light of obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD). Quite the opposite: I typically get the impression that someone is… Read more »