I remember my time in residential treatment. It happened to be over the holidays. As difficult as OCD treatment can be, it’s that much harder going through it away from family and friends. Away from the familiarity of your own home during a time when togetherness feels necessary. Despite a treatment team and counselors, I… Read more »
For the past 30 years, the International OCD Foundation’s mission has remained the same: to help ALL individuals affected by OCD and related disorders to live full and productive lives. Our name may have changed over the years, but our tireless commitment to the goals set by our Founders 30 years ago has not. Those founders… Read more »
Thanksgiving. It’s a day to be grateful. To give thanks for what you have, the people in your life that make a difference, and the freedoms we all share. But when your mental illness has a tight hold of you, it’s so hard to see what you should be grateful for. It’s easier to see… Read more »
Today’s blog is by Ryan, age 12, a 7th grader in New Jersey who wanted to share her experiences of living with OCD. Thank you to Ryan for sharing her story! When I was first diagnosed with OCD at the very end of 2015, I was, to be honest, shocked. My struggles were nothing like… Read more »
Our office is closed today, Wednesday, October 26, due to a temporary power outage affecting our building in Boston. As such, our phone system is also currently down. We anticipate our offices re-opening on Thursday, October 27th. You can still reach us by email at anytime at firstname.lastname@example.org. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.
The International OCD Foundation’s 24th Annual OCD Conference will be held July 7–9, 2017 in San Francisco, CA. Please check back soon to learn more about the 2017 Conference in SF! Or click here to learn more about the Annual OCD Conference.
Today is World Mental Health Day, and it’s also the beginning of OCD Awareness Week. All week long we’ll have events going on around the country dedicated to raising awareness and understanding about obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) and related disorders. While knowledge about OCD in the general public has grown exponentially in the last decade,… Read more »
On today’s blog, we feature a guest post from IOCDF board member JoAnn Winston. JoAnn shares what the Foundation means to her and her family, and why she is so excited about celebrating the IOCDF’s 30th birthday next month at the Then & Now Anniversary Party in Boston. When OCD entered our family back in 2008, I was… Read more »
As part of our goal to expand training opportunities for all clinicians in the OCD community, we are pleased to announce a new partnership with Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) Psychiatry Academy to offer online courses for professionals interested in learning more about treating OCD. “While OCD is a very treatable disorder, there continues to be… Read more »
As the new Fund Development Manager at the IOCDF, I’ve had the privilege of meeting a very dedicated Board of Directors here. In fact, I was able to met Jo-Ann Winston, one of our newest board members, since she continues to volunteer her time in our national office in Boston. One of the first topics… Read more »