We are so grateful to share information from the IOCDF, a wonderful resource for people suffering from OCD and their loved ones, and the host of the annual OCD conference, happening this year in July in Washington, D.C.
Founded in 1986 by a small group of individuals with obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD), the International OCD Foundation (IOCDF) has grown to be the world’s leading resource for OCD and related disorders. Thanks to the patronage of members and donors, the IOCDF is able to provide support, education, and resources for those living with OCD and related disorders, family members, researchers, and professionals who treat these conditions. Based in Boston, the IOCDF has affiliates in 25 states and territories, as well as 11 Global Partners.
We assist the OCD community in a variety of different ways, including providing access to resources and support. Our websites, which cover OCD (iocdf.org), OCD in kids (OCDinkids.org), hoarding disorder (helpforhoarding.org), and body dysmorphic disorder (helpforbdd.org), contain content written by some of the leading OCD mental health professionals in the world. In addition, our robust online Resource Directory allows community members to search for therapists, support groups, intensive clinics, and local affiliates.
Throughout the year, we organize several OCD-focused events for the community, which include OCD Awareness Week, the 1 Million Steps 4 OCD Walk, and the Annual OCD Conference, which brings together health professionals, researchers, those living with OCD, and their loved ones, to learn about the latest research, treatment, and practice in OCD and related disorders.
The IOCDF is always looking to expand our resources to meet the needs of the community. As we look toward the future, we have begun establishing brand new community programs such as our Transition Packet Program which will provide information, education, and resources for individuals transitioning out of OCD residential programs, as well as our Anxiety in the Classroom Program which will reshape the way OCD is talked about in schools.
With the support of the community, we hope to continue to increase awareness, reduce stigma, and improve the lives of even more people affected by OCD and related disorders.
To learn more about IOCDF, their available resources, how to get involved, or to support, visit their website.