Posts Categorized: Guest Post

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 »

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 »

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 »

Charity in Bloom

Last year at the 1 Million Steps 4 OCD Walk in Boston, I had the pleasure of meeting and getting to know Jo-Ann Winston of Winston Flowers. Since the walk, Jo-Ann has become a frequent volunteer at the IOCDF office and has taken up the torch of OCD advocacy. I asked Jo-Ann to share her… Read more »

Attention Internet: OCD Is Not a Joke

This blog post originally appeared on Huffington Post on June 16th, 2015, and is re-posted here with the author’s permission. This morning I woke up to a “How OCD Are You?” quiz trending on my Facebook newsfeed. Three of my “friends” had taken the quiz and subsequently posted the results to their timelines. Of course this quiz —… Read more »

Walking for Riley — Why I’m walking on June 6th

Why are you walking for OCD? In today’s blog entry, OCD advocate and IOCDF supporter Margaret Sisson answers that question and shares her story about joining the #1Million4OCD movement in memory of her late son, Riley Sisson. Thank you to Margaret for opening up about her journey and translating her passion into what’s sure to be… Read more »