Community Events & Programs

As part of our mission to raise awareness about OCD and related disorders, increase access to effective treatment, help end stigma, and foster a community, the IOCDF runs programs throughout the year for individuals affected by OCD, their families, and mental health professionals, alike.

Annual OCD Conference

The Annual OCD Conference brings together the most experienced mental health professionals and OCD researchers alongside individuals with OCD and their families. The Conference provides access to the latest information about OCD and related disorders in a supportive and stimulating environment. Learn more at www.iocdf.org/programs/conference

OCD Awareness Week

OCD Awareness Week is an international effort taking place during the second week in October each year to raise awareness and understanding about obsessive compulsive disorder and related disorders, with the goal of helping more people to get timely access to appropriate and effective treatment.  Visit https://iocdf.org/programs/ocdweek/to learn more.

1 Million Steps 4 OCD Walk

The 1 Million Steps 4 OCD Walk is an annual grassroots awareness-building and fundraising event to support the work of the International OCD Foundation (IOCDF), while also increasing awareness about OCD and related disorders. Visit www.iocdf.org/walk to learn more.

OCDvocates Program

At the IOCDF, we get many requests from members of the OCD community who want to know what they can do to help.  Whether it means joining the #1Million4OCD Walk each year, speaking at a local affiliate event, or even blogging about your experiences — being an OCDvocate means joining a community of people who want to raise awareness and educate the public about obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) and related disorders. Visit www.iocdf.org/get-involved/ocdvocate to learn more.

IOCDF Ambassadors – coming soon!