Countdown to the 1 Million + Steps 4 OCD Awareness Walk — 1 Month to Go

We are just one short month away from the 1st annual 1 Million+ Steps 4 OCD Awareness Walk, and we have already raised over $16,000 towards our goal! If you have already registered to walk or have donated, THANK YOU for your amazing fundraising efforts. We still have ways to go to meet our goal, though, so if you haven’t yet signed up — now is the time! Whether you can make it to Boston on June 8th, or you can join us remotely by walking in your own community — we want you to be a part of this event.

Jeff Bell to Speak at San Diego Event About OCD

We are excited to announce that IOCDF Spokesperson Jeff Bell will be speaking at the 2013 Behavioral Health Luncheon in San Diego on May 22nd. The event is being hosted by the Jewish Family Service of San Diego, and is open to the public (ticket information below). The IOCDF is happy to be a sponsor of the… Read more »

UPDATED: Join our BDD chat on Monday, May 13th, as part of our #OCDchat series on Twitter

UPDATE: This chat has been rescheduled for Monday, May 13th, at 8pm ET. See you there! In this month’s #OCDchat, we are excited to have Jamie Feusner, MD, medical director of the UCLA OCD Treatment Program, joining us to talk about Body Dysmorphic Disorder treatment and research, and to answer your questions about the disorder…. Read more »

A Million More Steps to Go: A Sister’s Journey to Increase Awareness

Today’s post is from guest blogger, Carrie Asselin, the sister of Nathaniel Asselin who tragically took his own life at age 24 after battling severe OCD and BDD (body dysmorphic disorder). In this post, Carrie writes about the experience of growing up with an older brother who was her hero and best friend, but who… Read more »

Hoarding Q&A with Dr. Randy Frost in our next #OCDchat on 3/18

In this month’s #OCDchat on Twitter, Randy Frost, PhD, will be joining us to answer your questions about Hoarding Disorder. To join us, simply log on to Twitter at 8pm ET on Monday, March 18th, and use the hashtag “#OCDchat” to find the chat and ask questions. For more detailed instructions on how to participate…

Conference Registration Now Open!!

Drumroll, please… the moment you’ve all been waiting for. We are excited to release the schedule for this year’s 20th Annual OCD Conference in Atlanta, GA, and announce that conference registration is now open. You can view the schedule and register online at http://ocd2013.org

“Girls” Lena Dunham Gets it Right

It is so rare to find a mental health condition portrayed accurately in the media. I get it… it’s entertainment. People are tuning into television shows to tune out and be entertained. So, when I watched the recent episode of “Girls” depicting OCD, I was pleasantly surprised.

5 Things OCD is NOT

  The term OCD is often misused in social media, on Buzzfeed, and in various internet memes and quizzes. This blog attempts to dispel some of the most common myths and misconceptions.  1. This or this (or this, or this… and on and on). 2.  A choice. OCD stands for obsessive compulsive disorder. As our executive director… Read more »

A few spots remain in our upcoming BTTI in Houston!

Professionals: we still have a few spots available in our next Behavioral Therapy Training Institute (BTTI) — a great way to get in-depth training in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, including ERP, for treating OCD. Earn CE credits and improve your understanding of treatments for OCD and related disorders from our faculty of leading OCD experts.

Conference Registration Opens March 11th at Noon ET!

We are so excited about this conference! We are currently putting the finishing touches on the program schedule, and can’t wait to share it with all of you.  In the meantime, I can tell you that we have an amazing program planned with lots of NEW offerings, including: