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Can’t Miss Highlights at the Annual OCD Conference

We can’t believe that the 27th Annual OCD Conference is less than a month away! Join us in Denver on July 8-10 for a three day weekend packed with community building, fun after-hours activities, and informative presentations on OCD and related disorders— bringing together individuals and families living with OCD, mental health professionals, and researchers… Read more »

Why I’m An Advocate: Sophie Suri

Meet IOCDF Advocate Sophie Suri! Sophie shares the reasons why she became an IOCDF Advocate in the video below. Learn more about our advocate program. “I always felt so much shame about my OCD. I felt like I was the odd one out and that there was something wrong with me- which is the worst… Read more »

Why I’m An Advocate: Kim Vincenty

Meet IOCDF advocate Kim Vincenty! Kim shares the reasons why she became an advocate below. Learn more about our advocate program. My heart pounded in my chest. I had low-grade nausea and sweaty palms, and I couldn’t sleep. My ten-year-old son had been diagnosed with Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD) and became completely debilitated within a matter… Read more »

Why I’m An Advocate: Epifania Gallina

Meet IOCDF advocate Epifania Gallina! Epifania shares the reasons why she became an advocate below. Learn more about our advocate program. As someone with lived OCD experience, Epifania is interested in using her advocacy to raise awareness about stigma and mental health—advocating for both herself and the entire OCD community. Through the right therapy, Epifania was… Read more »

Why We Walk: The Wieczorek Family

Walk with members of the OCD community across the nation this June and October at a One Million Steps for OCD Walk – including the flagship event in Boston, MA on Saturday, June 11. Find a walk happening near you and register today! Join the International OCD Foundation and its official Affiliates in June and… Read more »

Why We Walk: The Donnelly Family

Get ready to walk with members of the OCD Community across the nation this June and October at the One Million Steps for OCD event near you – including the International OCD Foundation’s flagship event on Saturday, June 11, in Boston. Find a walk and register today to begin embracing uncertainty, one step at a… Read more »

Five Travel Tips When Traveling with OCD: Just because you’re on vacation doesn’t mean OCD is too.

From the perspective of someone with lived experience with OCD and related disorders. Traveling can be really stressful for anyone. Things like figuring out directions, going through airport security, and forgetting things at home can all be normal stressors that people feel when going on a trip. When someone is struggling with OCD, it can… Read more »

Why I Became an Advocate: Kimberley Quinlan

Meet IOCDF Advocate Kimberley Quinlan! Kimberley shares the reasons why she became an IOCDF Advocate in the video below. Learn more about our advocate program. “While I was training to be a therapist I immediately found and was intrigued by how harsh people with OCD are on themselves —how poorly they can treat themselves, how… Read more »