Our community is very fortunate to have a wealth of good resources for people who have OCD, including the organizations, self-help resources, blogs, and videos below. Oh, and if you scroll you’ll find a little dose of hope and inspiration as well….because it’s important to never forget that you can take back your life from OCD.
Beyond the Doubt: the company I co-founded with Jeff Bell to help people learn to thrive through uncertainty. We offer online and in-person workshops about the long-term management of OCD and Greater Good treatment motivation, including our new online course, Thriving with OCD: Four Keys Out When Locked in Doubt, which is available to anyone in financial need for free. Just click on the link and scroll down to read how to get the free access code!
International OCD Foundation (IOCDF): The mission of the IOCDF is to help everyone affected by obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) and related disorders to live full and productive lives. Our aim is to increase access to effective treatment, end the stigma associated with mental health issues, and foster a community for those affected by OCD and the professionals who treat them.
Peace of Mind: The Peace of Mind Foundation is a non-profit organization whose mission is to help improve the quality of life of OCD sufferers and caregivers through education, research, support, and advocacy.
24th Annual OCD Conference, San Francisco, 2017: this is THE conference to attend if you have OCD, have a family member or friend with OCD, provide treatment for OCD, or research OCD. You can also read my blog post, 5 Reasons Not To Miss This Year’s Conference, to see why you should join us in California in 2017!
Anxieties.com: free self-help program on OCD by Reid Wilson, PhD, the author of Stopping the Noise in Your Head and co-author with Edna Foa, PhD, of Stop Obsessing! How to Overcome Your Obsessions and Compulsions.
Jon and Shala’s Top 10 Tips for Coping with OCD and Relapse Prevention: this is the list that Dr. Jonathan Grayson and I developed for our 2015 IOCDF Conference workshop Coping with and Preventing Relapse: Create Your Personal OCD Recovery Maintenance Plan.
OCD Challenge: a free online self-help website for individuals suffering from OCD, created and supported by the Peace of Mind Foundation.
OCD Tips With Dr. Allen Weg: free self-help videos from Dr. Allen Weg, the author of OCD Treatment through Storytelling.
Noise in Your Head: free self-help videos from Reid Wilson, PhD.
Aha! Moments: My blog posts about my own “Aha!” moments about OCD .
Beyond the Doubt Psychology Today Blog: An inside perspective on life with OCD and the lessons of uncertainty.
Jon Hershfield’s Blog: OCD insights from Jonathan Hershfield, MFT, of The OCD and Anxiety Center of Greater Baltimore and co-author of The Mindfulness Workbook for OCD and When A Family Member Has OCD and my co-author for Everyday Mindfulness for OCD, coming in 2017.
The OCD Help Doc Blog: tips on managing OCD by Jonathan Grayson, PhD, author of Freedom from Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder.
All about Anxiety: new Psychology Today blog from Reid Wilson, PhD, author of Stopping the Noise in Your Head.
Hope and Inspiration
The Adversity 2 Advocacy Alliance: Read inspiring stories from people who have turned personal challenges into service to others with similar challenges
Project Hope Exchange: An initiative of Life Vest Inside and The A2A Alliance, where you can give hope and get hope, all in 30 seconds
Recovery from OCD is possible, by Stuart Ralph of The OCD Stories:
Advice for an Amazing Life, by Stuart Ralph of The OCD Stories:
Jeff Bell’s Story: How My Illness Became a Gift
Shala’s Story: Is Fred in the Refrigerator?
Jeff Bell and Shala Nicely on The OCD Stories with Stuart Ralph
Shala Answers Your ERP Questions on The OCD Stories
Shala Answers Your OCD Recovery Questions on The OCD Stories