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Public Policy Corner: Summer 2020

This post was originally published in the Summer 2020 edition of the OCD Newsletter. We like to think of the OCD and related disorders community as being ahead of the curve when it comes to dealing with the countless ways that COVID-19 has unsettled daily life. Forget the tired stereotypes about handwashing and germs. It… Read more »

Public Policy Corner: Summer 2020

This post was originally published in the Summer 2020 edition of the OCD Newsletter. We like to think of the OCD and related disorders community as being ahead of the curve when it comes to dealing with the countless ways that COVID-19 has unsettled daily life. Forget the tired stereotypes about handwashing and germs. It… Read more »

ONLINE SUPPORT GROUP MEETING

On Saturday 13th June at 2.30pm – 4.00pm, OCDAHK is hosting an ONLINE SUPPORT GROUP MEETING for anxiety, depression and OCD adult sufferers. This arrangement has been made to keep everyone safe during the coronavirus outbreak. In order to attend, please RSVP at infocdcommunityhk@gmail.com by Friday 12th June at 12pm and you will be emailed a link… Read more »

What You Need to Know (And Do)

A lot of people are sharing information about COVID-19, some of which is factual and some of which is not as clearly linked to evidence. It is strongly recommended that you only listen to expert sources to the best of your ability. The World Health Organization (WHO) is a trusted source for people all around… Read more »

Self Care during COVID-19

COVID-19 Self Care

Washing your hands and practicing social distancing are great practical ways to take care of your physical health during this time. However, it is also important to take care of our mental health. This page will provide you with tips and techniques on how to take care of yourself during COVID-19. Be gentle with yourself,… Read more »

Why the OCD Community Holds the Key to Coping with COVID-19 Anxiety

Why the OCD Community Holds the Key to Coping with COVID-19 Anxiety

People with OCD are trained to thrive during a pandemic, but not in the way you think. By International OCD Foundation Ambassadors: Ethan S. Smith, National Ambassador Kimberley Quinlan, LMFT Shala Nicely, LPC During his twenties, Ethan constantly carried thermometers. He took his temperature upwards of one hundred times a day, constantly monitoring his health… Read more »

El COVID-19 y el TOC – Información en Español

Si has sido diagnosticado con TOC, ¿qué tienes que hacer ahora?  Evita la tentación de saber “todo” acerca del COVID-19. No dediques más de 5 minutos por día y solo consulta medios confiables. No le des oportunidad al TOC de quedarse compulsionando y no poder de dejar de checar las noticias.  Date permiso de establecer… Read more »

COVID-19 vs. Your OCD Symptoms

For many people, the COVID-19 pandemic may be specifically impacting your OCD symptoms, including your obsessions and/or your compulsions. If this is the case for you, read on for some specific information based on your subtype. IF YOU STRUGGLE WITH CONTAMINATION FEARS: Give yourself permission to set a basic safety plan based on the recommendations… Read more »

MEDIA ALERT: The International OCD Foundation Gathers Resources for the OCD and Related Disorders Community during the COVID-19 Outbreak

In response to the outbreak of  COVID-19, The International OCD Foundation has worked closely with public health experts and mental health professionals to gather resources to support those with OCD, professionals treating someone with OCD, and family members. To view listed resources for the COVID-19 Outbreak, please visit iocdf.org/covid19.  “This has been an uncertain and… Read more »