Posts Categorized: Awareness & Advocacy

Countdown to OCD Awareness Week: Be a part of the #OCDweek band!

Today’s blog is part 4 in our weekly countdown to #OCDweek, which starts in just 2 days! IOCDF Spokesperson Ro Vitale joins us today to explain why advocacy is so important to her, and talks about how anyone can make a difference by having a voice. Many factors contribute to our tendency to remain silent about… 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 »

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 »