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Public policy corner: Winter 2021

Originally published in the Winter 2021 edition of the OCD Newsletter. Hello everyone! The weather is getting colder, but things are continuing to heat up on Capitol Hill, and the IOCDF has had an active couple of months of policy advocacy in response! During OCD Awareness Week, we were proud to run our second Virtual… Read more »

Help spread the word to support the IOCDF this #GivingTuesday!

This Giving Tuesday, held on November 30th, 2021, give the gift of community, support, and hope to someone living with OCD! IOCDF programs help people living with OCD every step of the way, whether they are experiencing OCD symptoms for the first time, seeking proper diagnosis, searching for a therapist to access effective treatment, or seeking… Read more »

Announcing 2022 Research Grant Opportunities

The IOCDF will be offering over $1.1 million in research funding in 2022 to improve scientific understanding and treatment of OCD and related mental health disorders! Beginning January 4th, 2022, researchers will have the opportunity to apply for the following grants: Breakthrough Awards — $500,000 grants for senior researchers pursuing cutting-edge OCD research. The goal… Read more »

Why I Became an Advocate: Ryan Bernstein

Meet IOCDF Advocate Ryan Bernstein! He shares a poem about why he chose to become an IOCDF Advocate. Learn more about our advocacy program. Advocacy means standing up for yourself and others It means Sharing yourself Being vulnerable and strong at the same time OCD impacts not just your life but those who care about you… Read more »

Present at the OCD Conference in Denver (or our Virtual Conferences!)

We are so excited to begin planning for our 2022 IOCDF Conference Series, including our in-person Annual OCD Conference in Denver, CO, and our Virtual Conferences! These programs bring the entire OCD and related disorders community together to learn, train, network, and socialize. The first step in the planning process is building the programs —… Read more »

World Kindness Day: Find Your Own Kind

By Lead Advocate, Valerie Andrews World Kindness Day is observed annually on November 13. Originally formed in 1998 to promote kindness throughout the world; this unofficial international celebration was designed to reflect and promote the common thread of kindness that binds us all together on a global level. I must admit that five years ago,… Read more »

Why I Became an Advocate: Adira Weixlmann

Meet IOCDF Advocate Adira Weixlmann! She shares with us her journey and why she chose to become an IOCDF Advocate. Learn more about our advocacy program. “I love to remind other OCD sufferers and their families that a person isn’t just their OCD. Yes, I have OCD but it doesn’t define me. I am also… Read more »