Posts Categorized: Guest Post

#OCDweek Blog 2: I’m Not Going to Let my OCD Dictate How I Live My Life

I am pleased to introduce our newest guest blogger to you today, Leo Smith. Some of you may recognize Leo from the OCD in the Media panel at the Annual OCD Conference in Los Angeles this summer. As a health editor with the Orange County Register in Southern California, he has seen first hand how OCD and mental… Read more »

#OCDweek Blog 1: OCD on the Internet — How to Deal With Misconceptions

It’s #OCDweek! All week, we’ll be featuring daily posts from our guest bloggers about issues surrounding OCD. Today’s post is from Alison Dotson about the use of the term OCD on social media. Join the conversation in the comments below, or on Twitter using the hashtag #OCDweek. A few months ago an interesting article showed up… Read more »

Guest Post: Mourning a Friend

We are deeply saddened about the loss of a member of the IOCDF community, Riley Sisson, who many of you may have known from the Annual OCD Conference. Riley is remembered by his mother Margaret Sisson, and our heartfelt condolences go out to her and her family.  A memorial service was recently near his home in Fayetteville, Georgia, where Riley was remembered… Read more »

Guest Post: Our Unique Smile

Ro Vitale is a singer and songwriter from Buenos Aires, Argentina. She was the keynote speaker at the Spanish Program at the Annual OCD Conference in Los Angeles last month, where she stole the show with her honesty, openness, and amazing singing voice.  Today, she writes a guest post for our blog about her experiences… Read more »

Conference Social and Day Four

I’m home now, and I’m still coming down from my conference high. I’m sure you are, too. It’s quite a shift from finding inspiration around every corner to having my dogs paw at me to let them outside (and back in and then back out and back in again). I’m back to work tomorrow, and… Read more »

Day Three at the Conference

I’m in OCD celebrity heaven! Forget Ryan Gosling–I got to meet Lee Baer, author of Imp of the Mind. That book played such an important role in my triumph over intrusive taboo thoughts that I had to hold myself back from hugging the man and weeping in his arms. He was very gracious, and seemed… Read more »

Day Two at the OCD Conference

I can’t explain how incredible it feels to be among so many people who understand me–it’s one thing to email with people who have OCD, but it’s quite another to be surrounded by them! Last night I planned today’s schedule. I fully intended to go to a morning session, but my roommate (and fellow workshop… Read more »

First Day in LA: Success!

IOCDF blogger Alison Dotson is attending the 21st Annual OCD Conference for the first time this year, and will be blogging about her experiences all weekend in Los Angeles.  I arrived in LA early this morning for the first day of the conference, and it’s been a blast so far! I’ve already made so many… Read more »

Out of the Shadows: Guest Post by Denis Asselin

Memorial Day Weekend is not only a time to celebrate the beginning of summer with friends and family, but also a time to remember those who we may have lost. In today’s blog, we are honored to share a guest post from Denis Asselin as he remembers his son Nathaniel and the journey Nathaniel’s loss inspired. “Are… Read more »