Countdown to the 1 Million+ Steps 4 OCD Awareness Walk in Boston!

We are less than one month away from the 1st annual 1 Million+ Steps 4 OCD Awareness Walk, and we have already raised over $22,000 towards our goal! If you have already registered to walk or have donated, THANK YOU for your amazing fundraising efforts.

5 Reasons Not to Miss This Year’s Conference

In this guest blog post, Shala shares with us her top five reasons for attending this year’s conference. We think one of the reasons should be to hear her speak in the keynote, of course!
“Without giving too much of my keynote story away, I can easily say that the choice I made in 2010 to attend the IOCDF conference literally changed my life. If you’ve never attended before and are thinking about whether the conference is worth it, let me share the top 5 reasons why this is a conference not to miss…”

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 »