Help, Hope, and Healing

This story is part of our blog series called “Stories from the OCD Community.”  Stories from the community are submitted and edited by Toni Palombi. If you are interested in sharing your story you can view submission details at www.iocdf.org/ocd-stories. This author has asked to remain anonymous. It all started on the last day of 4th… Read more »

2017 #OCDweek Video Contest Finalists

We are excited to announce the finalists for the 2017 OCD Awareness Video Contest! Winning videos will be chosen by popular vote and the winner will be announced on Monday, October 16th! Each year, we host a creative contest as part of OCD Awareness Week, inviting members of the OCD Community to help spread awareness… Read more »

Help Separate OCD Myths from the Facts

As you know, many people have misconceptions about obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD). As part of OCD Awareness Week we want to help dispel common myths about OCD, but we need your help. Would you be willing to partner with us to help spread the word about what OCD really is?  Here are some common myths and… Read more »

Living with OCD: by Destiny Eve Pifer

This story is part of our blog series called “Stories from the OCD Community.”  Stories from the community are submitted and edited by Toni Palombi. If you are interested in sharing your story you can view submission details at www.iocdf.org/ocd-stories. Inside my apartment, the door is locked but still I check: once, twice, three times. I… Read more »

OCD Capital Walk: A message from our Grand Marshal, Shannon Shy

  Shannon Shy is the President of the IOCDF Board of Directors, a Member of OCD Mid-Atlantic Board of Directors, and now, the Grand Marshal of the OCD Capital Walk!  In the following letter, Shannon shares what the OCD Capital Walk means to him and why it is such an important addition to OCD Awareness Week. Hello!… Read more »

Lessons I Learned From My OCD

This story is part of our blog series called “Stories from the OCD Community.”  Stories from the community are submitted and edited by Toni Palombi. If you are interested in sharing your story you can view submission details at www.iocdf.org/ocd-stories. For me, OCD started before I knew it had a name. As a child, I sorted… Read more »

OCD is Not a Joke: by Jennifer Parr

This story is part of our blog series called “Stories from the OCD Community.”  Stories from the community are collected and edited by Toni Palombi. If you are interested in sharing your story you can view submission details at www.iocdf.org/ocd-stories. A lot of people claim to have “OCD” without really understanding what it is. Because of… Read more »

Stepping into life, again: by Maya

This story is part of our blog series called “Stories from the OCD Community.”  Stories from the community are collected and edited by Toni Palombi. If you are interested in sharing your story you can view submission details at www.iocdf.org/ocd-stories. Maya, who requested that her real name be withheld, told her story to Toni Palombi. There… Read more »

Help Us Choose Our 2021 Annual OCD Conference Location

We are already scouting out locations for the 28th Annual OCD Conference, which will be held in the year 2021! We’ve narrowed down our choices based on cities in the Eastern US that have hotels that fit our Conference needs, and that offer family-friendly activities and attractions, while also staying affordable. But we’d like to… Read more »

It’ll Cost Ya, So Fight Back: Post by Chris Abell

This story is part of our blog series called “Stories from the OCD Community.”  Stories from the community are collected and edited by Toni Palombi. If you are interested in sharing your story you can view submission details at www.iocdf.org/ocd-stories. Chris Abell is a writer, editor, and stand-up comedian living in Boston. He was diagnosed with OCD… Read more »