We’re Here to Help!
OCD Jacksonville is an affiliate of the International OCD Foundation and a not-for-profit agency with a mission to help you and your family find effective treatment and support. As a public service organization, we seek to educate and inform mental health professionals and Jacksonville community about OCD and its related disorders. We serve the communities located in North and Central Florida as well as South Georgia.
If you are a professionally trained therapist and you would like our Board to provide information to persons or families of individuals with OCD about your practice, please visit our website (www.ocfjax.org) and complete the form available via the Professionals link to the left and mail it to us.
OCD Jacksonville held their annual conference in October 2015 entitled “OCD and Anxiety Disorders: What Professionals, Educators, and Parents Need to Know.” Over 140 people attended the all-day conference, which offered continuing education credit for teachers and mental health professionals. We also launched a Facebook page in 2015 that has been an excellent tool for engagement between OCD Jacksonville and the greater Jacksonville area.
The support groups within the Jacksonville area continue to thrive, with a group for adults with OCD meeting on the first Thursday of the month (contact Mike Bennett at mikeWbennett@gmail.com for more information) and a second for families of sufferers meeting the second Thursday of the month (contact Kim Vincenty at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information).
We began 2016 as a co-sponsor of an art exhibit called Visual Artifacts: One Mind Two Realities. The grand opening for the exhibit was held Friday, January 15 at the Florida Mining Gallery in Jacksonville and had over 300 attendees. The show was a joint effort within the mental health community to reduce the stigma surrounding mental illness. A resource room was provided so that mental health organizations could interact and share resources, and attendees could find treatment options in northern Florida. OCD Jacksonville was proudly represented. The show ran until February 18, 2016.
OCD Jacksonville remains committed to increasing awareness, education, support, and outreach to both the patient and professional community. Please stay tuned for more events in 2016!