1993 Dance Party at the 20th Annual OCD Conference

Did you know our first annual OCD conference was held 20 years ago in 1993? Since then, it has grown into a huge event, with over 1,000 individuals with OCD and related disorders, family members, and mental health professionals coming together to share information about OCD treatment and research. To celebrate the 20th anniversary of… Read more »

Coming to Terms With Mental Illness

Recovery can be one of those watershed moments for those with OCD. Fletcher Wortmann — one of the speakers on this year’s new Young Adult track at next month’s OCD Conference — recently wrote a great blog talking about this feeling: I was born in 2007, at McLean Hospital in Belmont, Massachusetts.  And it’s the… Read more »

I Really Am Sooo OCD: Writing About OCD to Reduce Stigma

In March, I had an opportunity to help spread the word about OCD—including my own obsessions and struggles—in a huge public forum: the Huffington Post website. OCD was suddenly a timely topic after Lena Dunham’s character on Girls displayed symptoms, and while I was excited about the opportunity to tell a large audience more about the disorder,… Read more »

Kicking OCD’s Butt – A New Workshop for Kids

As we get closer to next month’s 20th Annual OCD Conference in Atlanta, we’ll be highlighting some of the new and exciting programs we are offering this year. First up, the new experiential workshop for kids and teens: A Weekend Adventure of Kicking OCD’s Butt. To tell you more about this fun new program, we asked workshop leaders Rachel Busman, PsyD, and Jerry Bubrick, PhD, to answer some frequently asked questions.

#OCDchat Archive – 2013 OCD Conference Q+A

Miss the chat? View a live replay of the conversation below. Learn more about our #OCDchat series, and view a schedule of upcoming chats here.  

Early Bird Deadline Ends Monday, PLUS Ask All Your Conference Questions at our Next #OCDchat

We are just 6 weeks away from this year’s Annual OCD Conference in Atlanta, GA! Each year we get many questions from first-time attendees about what to expect, what to pack, and what to plan for, so we decided to make this month’s #OCDchat all about the conference.  The IOCDF staff will be online to… Read more »

Thank You, Thank You, and Thank You!

Wow… I find myself saying that word a lot these days. What we at the IOCDF thought would be a modest community walk that would gradually grow over time has been just the opposite: The response from the OCD and related disorder community to the 1 Million+ Steps 4 OCD Awareness Walk has been overwhelming!

On the road: Notes from our walkers

The last two months leading up to tomorrow’s walk have been truly inspirational. When we first announced the 1 Million+ Steps 4 OCD Awareness Walk in May, we weren’t sure exactly what to expect. The IOCDF has never organized a walk before, and has never asked our members or the OCD community to fundraise in… Read more »

Why another walk?

It seems like every non-profit organization has a Walk to raise awareness and fundraise for their cause. Here in the Northeast, you can find a Walk almost every weekend starting in the spring and going through the fall. So, when the topic of doing a Walk for OCD would come up around the IOCDF office,… Read more »