Posts Categorized: Development

Advocacy Reaching New Heights with the IOCDF Ambassador Program

By Ethan S. Smith, IOCDF National Ambassador The 25th Annual OCD Conference in Washington D.C. was an amazing event with a record-breaking 1,977 attendees from 19 countries! This Conference, more so than others, proved especially emotional for me in the best way possible. Beyond being deeply touched by so many of you, by your bravery… Read more »

One Teen’s Guide to Conquering OCD: by Josh Steinberg

 Tips for Helping Loved Ones Struggling With OCD 1. Your Child is Not Trying to be Difficult: It can be almost as stressful for parents and siblings of kids suffering from OCD as it is for the kids themselves! Children who are still resisting treatment or whose symptoms are upsetting the family’s routines are not… Read more »

I Heart Research

I Heart Research

Some say love is in the air only around Valentine’s Day, but those people don’t know the OCD and related disorders community. Having worked at the IOCDF for a little over three months, I have come to realize very quickly that the OCD and related disorders community has lots of love to give. Our community… Read more »

Take a Glimpse into the Future with the IOCDF

Gaze Into the Future

For the past 30 years, the International OCD Foundation’s mission has remained the same: to help ALL individuals affected by OCD and related disorders to live full and productive lives.  Our name may have changed over the years, but our tireless commitment to the goals set by our Founders 30 years ago has not. Those founders… Read more »

Guest Post: Seeing The Light At The End Of The Dark Tunnel: My Experience With The Doubting Disease

Today’s blog is by Ryan, age 12, a 7th grader in New Jersey who wanted to share her experiences of living with OCD. Thank you to Ryan for sharing her story! When I was first diagnosed with OCD at the very end of 2015, I was, to be honest, shocked. My struggles were nothing like… Read more »

Goodbye from Jeff Smith

In 2011 the IOCDF embarked on a new initiative — we needed a fundraising department! And so, with the aid of some generous donors, we were able to find our first Director of Development, Jeff Smith. Jeff and I hit it off right away and he immediately charmed everyone in the OCD community. He has… Read more »