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 »
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!
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 »
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 »
“PANDAS like other forms of OCD, can be characterized by fears of doing something terrible, but not acting on those fears,” says Jeff Szymanski, PhD, clinical psychologist and executive director of the International OCD Foundation. To read the full Media Alert, click here.
We are just two weeks away from the 1st annual 1 Million+ Steps 4 OCD Awareness Walk. Already, 140 fundraisers and 49 teams have joined together with their friends, family, and colleagues to raise over $35,000 for the IOCDF!!!
The backpack is out again, new Brooks athletic shoes have been purchased, and tomorrow I will walk out the door towards Washington, D.C. — Denis Asselin In 2012, Denis Asselin walked over 500 miles, or over 1 million steps, from his home in Cheyney, PA, all the way to Boston, MA. He was a man… Read more »
We have recently started featuring guest posts to the IOCDF Blog from people in the OCD community willing to share their stories. Today’s post is from Alison Dotson, who you may remember from her recent Huffington Post blog about the depiction of OCD on the HBO show Girls. “I had a hard day last week. Since I was formally diagnosed with OCD nearly seven years ago, I have had more good days than bad, something I sometimes take for granted…
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.
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…”