Founded in 2013 as the Wisconsin Affiliate of the International Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) Foundation, our mission is to be a trusted voice and resource for those affected by OCD to:
November 2015 gave OCD Wisconsin many things to be thankful for. Both Dr. Brad Reimann, clinical director at the OCD Center and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Services, and Dr. Dave Jacobi, from Child and Adolescent Services, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), OCD and Anxiety Disorders both of Rogers Memorial Hospital, found time in their busy schedules to share their experience and knowledge on OCD at two of our community talks. Both events proved to be key in providing education and spreading awareness.
For the second year in a row, OCD Wisconsin participated in the Wisconsin School Counselor Association Conference in February. At the conference, we distributed countless fliers to school counselors interested in learning more about OCD. It truly opened our eyes to the fact that there is a want and need for education in this area. We also collected emails so we can keep schools updated on events and information regarding this important topic.
We’re also excited to introduce the continuation of the Barry Thomet Scholarship, named for a man who has devoted much of his adult life working to help people with OCD and their families find help and hope. Eligible students must be nominated by a high school counselor and should be someone who stands out for having overcome obstacles due to his or her OCD. Two scholarships were awarded in 2015 at our OCD Walk in June, and we’ll be offering two scholarships again this year. Visit our website for more information on upcoming events!