International OCD Awareness Week: October 8–14, 2023

The second week of October is OCD Awareness week

OCD Awareness Week 2024 is October 13–19.

Thank you to everyone for making this year's OCD Awareness Week a huge success!

Check out some of the past activities and ways you can learn more and continue to help fight the stigma below.

Daily IOCDF Events

All Week

Share your #OCDTruths

This OCD Awareness Week we invite members of the OCD community to help educate others about the reality of OCD, make a difference and break the stigma around OCD! Create a short video and use the hashtags #OCDTruths and #OCDweek. You can download the OCD Truths overlay here!

Visit the OCD Art Gallery

OCD Art GalleryVisit the OCD Art Gallery to take a virtual trip through an art gallery featuring art from the OCD community.

The art gallery consists of over 50 pieces from more than 30 artists. There are paintings, drawings, sculptures, videos, and photographs spread throughout.


Structures throughout the country glowed teal for the kickoff of International OCD Awareness Week on October 8, 2023. Monuments from the Corn Palace of South Dakota to the Mid-Hudson Bridge of New York, will all glow teal to help raise awareness for obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) and related disorders and to mark the beginning of International OCD Awareness Week, October 8–14, 2023.

Help spread the word!

Social media is a great way to spread awareness about OCD and related disorders. During OCD Awareness Week, there are a number of ways you can get involved online. In addition to participating in this year's #OCDtruths campaign, we invite you to follow us on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram, share our posts, and help us spread awareness in other ways:

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