OCD Resources

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.

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Organizations

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-foundation-logo

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.

Self-Help Resources

Annual OCD Conference: 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!

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.

Blogs and Podcasts

See the About Shala page (towards the bottom of the page) for podcasts.

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.

FredTalks: My newest blog filled with short and sweet posts to help you tame OCD and reclaim your life!

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: 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:

Movies

UNSTUCK: An OCD kids movie

Videos

Jeff Bell’s Story: How My Illness Became a Gift

Shala’s Story: Is Fred in the Refrigerator?