#FacesofOCD: Allison Raskin

For more information about #FacesOfOCD and how to submit, click here. Hello! Shira here! Welcome back to another #FacesofOCD post! Today we are going to hear from Allison Raskin. Allison is a writer, director, comedian, and advocate. She’s also a co-host of the Just Between Us podcast with Gaby Dunn, which I’ve been binge-listening to in… Read more »

#FacesOfOCD: Jasmine Browning, Part 2

Welcome to Part 2 of Jasmine Browning’s story! Read Part 1. For more information about #FacesOfOCD and how to submit, click here. Can you talk a bit about your experience with OCD stigma? OCD stigma has probably been one of the most detrimental experiences with my recovery. I’m sure that those in the OCD community… Read more »

#FacesOfOCD: Jasmine Browning, Part 1

PLEASE NOTE: The following blog post contains discussion of topics that may be upsetting, including suicide. Please take care of yourself as you read this article. If you are in crisis, know that help is only a call or click away at 1-800-273-8255 or suicidepreventionlifeline.org. Welcome back to another Faces Of OCD post! For more… Read more »

A message to the OCD community from the IOCDF

To the OCD community, and especially the Black OCD community: We at the International OCD Foundation have been thinking hard about how best to contribute to the conversation around racial injustice and the violence taking place in the US following the killing of George Floyd. To those who are asking us to respond to the… Read more »

Walking with Love and Possibilities

by Denis Asselin In confinement no one can hear you scream. I know from experience.  It’s frustrating to be required to isolate and reduce a bigger world to a restricted one, especially if you suffer from body dysmorphic disorder (BDD) and/or obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD). For many, being stuck in static, familiar surroundings may even… Read more »

10 things OCD community wants you to know about OCD

We’re so excited to release our new PSA, What the OCD community wants YOU to know about #RealOCD!  Over the past couple of months, we’ve noticed an uptick in people using the term OCD as an adjective. While we are all experiencing an increase in anxiety during the COVID-19 pandemic, we want the general public to know… Read more »

Hope and help for individuals with BDD

by Eva E. Fisher, PhD PLEASE NOTE: The following blog post contains discussion of topics that may be upsetting, including suicide. Please take care of yourself as you read this article. If you are in crisis, know that help is only a call or click away at 1-800-273-8255 or suicidepreventionlifeline.org. My goal since recovering from… Read more »

Faces of OCD: Mara Wilson

Hi there! Shira here! Today we’re going to hear from Mara Wilson.  You might know Mara from her work as a young actress. She played Matilda in the movie Matilda, which was hands-down my favorite movie as a little kid. For my 9th birthday my dad brought a projector home from work so my friends… Read more »

Dear Parents, You Are Not Superhuman

by Lisa W. Coyne, PhD Dear parents, you probably won’t have time to read this, thanks to COVID-19. Maybe that’s because you just got home from an essential job like delivering groceries after a long, underpaid shift. Or maybe you are working from home while also trying to homeschool your 3 young children. Or you… Read more »

Addressing ‘I’m so OCD’ in the COVID era

by IOCDF Executive Director Jeff Szymanski ‘I’m so OCD.’ Prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, this was a common phrase we heard both in our day-to-day lives and in the media. Those who misuse the term OCD rarely intend to do harm. However, by making light of an at times debilitating disorder, they are being dismissive… Read more »