Posts Categorized: OCD Awareness Week

#OCDweek Blog 5: Riley’s Wish — A mother’s loss, a son’s legacy, and a challenge for all of us

This blog post was originally published on October 16, 2014 on the From Adversity to Advocacy blog on Psychology Today. As readers of this blog know, I am a student of resilience — and more specifically, of resilience derived from advocacy in the face of adversity.  Over the past six weeks, my dear friend Margaret has taught me more about… Read more »

#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 »

And the Winners are….

And now the moment you have all been waiting for…. the winners of the 2013 OCD Awareness Week Creative Expression Contest. This contest is an opportunity to help spread awareness about OCD and related disorders through creative works such as short stories, essays, paintings, music, or even films. And the entries this year ranged from songs,… Read more »