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IOCDF Advocate Alex: Unity is my greatest motivator

As part of our #ChalkItUpToValues campaign for #OCDWeek, we invited the IOCDF Advocates to write about what they value and what motivates them to face OCD. Here, Alex Rosenberg writes about unity with the OCD community. Unity among people has gotten me to seek and continue with OCD treatment.  I have constantly been tempted to… Read more »

Un-teal there’s no stigma

by IOCDF Lead Advocate Valerie Andrews Being a woman of color, living with a mental illness such as obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) has been challenging over the years. Being thrown into a world that I had absolutely no idea existed, it became apparent that we (POC) were lacking in both numbers and commitment. I found… Read more »

What’s worth fighting OCD for?

by IOCDF Advocate Adira Weixlmann My world was rocked when I was diagnosed with OCD at the age of 18. Prior to developing symptoms — practically overnight — I had lived a very privileged high school experience. I was at the top of my class with a full course load of AP classes, I had… Read more »

Micah Howe: The virtual aspect is super convenient

Micah Howe, an IOCDF Advocate, talks about his conference experience. Check out the full schedule and register for this weekend’s Online OCD Conference! How many conferences have you attended? I attended IOCDF conferences in Boston, Chicago, Austin, and presented at last year’s online conference.  How does a virtual conference compare with an in-person one? So… Read more »

Hannah and Melanie: You make lifelong bonds at #OCDCon

Hannah Zidansek and Melanie Lefebvre, IOCDF Advocates and best friends who met virtually through OCD Awareness Week in October 2014, talk about their conference experience. Check out the schedule and register for this weekend’s Online OCD Conference! Hannah: Melanie, I fully credit you for personally recruiting me to attend my first OCD conference. We built… Read more »

Molly Fishback: It’s hard to explain the amazing feeling of community at #OCDCon

Molly Fishback, IOCDF Advocate and co-founder of Not Alone Notes, talks about her conference experience. Check out the full schedule and register for this weekend’s Online OCD Conference! How many conferences have you attended, and what was your first conference experience like? The first conference that I attended was in DC in 2018, and I… Read more »

Support OCD research and have your gift go twice as far!

Your gift to our Research Fund will go twice as far thanks to Uniform Advantage! When you donate to the IOCDF Research Grant Fund, you support researchers who are laser-focused on understanding OCD and related disorders — and discovering better treatments. Right now, all donations will be matched up to $25,000 thanks to a generous gift… Read more »

Celebrating 10 Years of Walking With Nathaniel

by Kaitlin Gentry In 2012, Denis Asselin walked over 500 miles — or roughly one million steps — from his home in Cheyney, PA, to Boston, MA, in memory of his son Nathaniel, who took his own life after a long struggle with severe body dysmorphic disorder (BDD) and OCD. To carry on this tradition,… Read more »

IOCDF Announces 2021 Research Grant Awards

The International OCD Foundation is pleased to announce the 2021 Research Grant Awards. Seven exciting research projects were selected to receive a total of more than $800,000 in funding support thanks to the generosity of IOCDF donors.   Our research grant program includes two categories: Innovator Awards Award recipients in this category are investigating the big… Read more »