IOCDF Advocate Alex: Unity is my greatest motivator

As part of our #ChalkItUpToValues campaign for #OCDWeek, we invited the IOCDF Advocates to write about what they value and what motivates them to face OCD. Here, Alex Rosenberg writes about unity with the OCD community. Unity among people has gotten me to seek and continue with OCD treatment.  I have constantly been tempted to … Read moreIOCDF Advocate Alex: Unity is my greatest motivator

Molly Fishback: It’s hard to explain the amazing feeling of community at #OCDCon

by Molly Fishback, IOCDF Advocate and co-founder of Not Alone Notes How many conferences have you attended, and what was your first conference experience like? The first conference that I attended was in DC in 2018, and I have attended every conference since. It’s hard to explain the amazing feeling of being in a room … Read moreMolly Fishback: It’s hard to explain the amazing feeling of community at #OCDCon

Hannah and Melanie: You make lifelong bonds at #OCDCon

by Hannah Zidansek and Melanie Lefebvre, IOCDF Advocates and best friends who met virtually through OCD Awareness Week in October 2014 Hannah: Melanie, I fully credit you for personally recruiting me to attend my first OCD conference. We built a supportive online friendship through 2014 and 2015 and decided that the OCD Conference was the … Read moreHannah and Melanie: You make lifelong bonds at #OCDCon

Caroline K: For me, the highlight of #OCDCon is the sense that you’re not alone

by IOCDF Advocate Caroline K How many conferences have you been to? I went to the San Francisco one, the Washington, DC one, and the virtual one last year.  I’ve also been to all of the virtual OCD Camps for kids that we’ve had so far; I’ve facilitated all of those. And I would say … Read moreCaroline K: For me, the highlight of #OCDCon is the sense that you’re not alone

Micah Howe: The virtual aspect is super convenient

by Micah Howe, an IOCDF Advocate How many conferences have you attended? I attended IOCDF conferences in Boston, Chicago, Austin, and presented at last year’s online conference.  How does a virtual conference compare with an in-person one? So this is interesting. I would say that hands-down the in-person event is better in terms of the … Read moreMicah Howe: The virtual aspect is super convenient