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Support the IOCDF While You Do Your Holiday Shopping

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IGive logoIf you shop online this holiday season, you can easily have a portion of the proceeds from your shopping donated to the International OCD Foundation. iGive.com partners with thousands of online retailers, and donates a percentage of proceeds to charities and non-profits such as the IOCDF.  

To get started, click here and register at iGive and select International OCD Foundation as your cause, then browse the list of iGive stores and start shopping at one of the thousands of partnering online stores including Amazon, BestBuy.com, Gap.com, Nordstrom.com and thousands of others. 

January 2013 BTTI Registration Now Open

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Registration for the IOCDF's Behavior Therapy Training Institute (BTTI) in St. Petersburg, Florida, on January 18–20 is now open. The BTTI is a 3-day intensive training for professionals about Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) for OCD, and is renowned in the field as the premier training for the effective treatment of OCD and related disorders. Our BTTI’s always sell out quickly, so be sure to register soon. For more information, click here.

New OCD Awareness Video — We Believe

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IOCDF Spokesperson and Adversity 2 Advocacy founder, Jeff Bell, produced an amazing new video — with help from many of you — to share a message of hope for people with OCD.

Click here to watch the video.

OCD Awareness Week is Coming Up: October 8–14th, 2012

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There are so many ways to get involved in OCD Awareness Week this year, from attending a film screening, joining in a Twitter chat, going to a local reception or talk, or simply by helping to spread the word about OCD — both by helping people to understand there is hope for those with OCD and helping to end stigma of mental illness.

In Boston, we are excited to be co-hosting a very cool art event called Paint4Peace™, on October 8th at the Franklin Park Zoo. The program will be run by the talented Jeffrey Sparr and the team at PeaceLove Studios. Jeff started painting as an adult, as a way to cope with his OCD. Through his art, Jeff finds a release from the mental strain of his disease. He founded PeaceLove Studios with the hope that he could help others to find this same peace. On October 8th, Jeff will be helping us to kick off OCD Awareness Week by running a free art class for kids and teens in the Boston area. Paint4Peace teaches painting as a way to inspire, motivate, build self-confidence and deliver a message of hope, through creativity and artistic expression. Learn more...

We will also cap off the week with the 2nd Annual "A Night to Believe" Celebration and Silent Auction, where we will be honoring this year's Dare to Believe Creative contest winners. We are excited to have winners joining us from as far away as New Zealand and England! We will also honor the winner of the inaugural IOCDF Hero Award. Everyone in the New England area is invited to join us for this inspiring celebration on October 13th, which will be held in the Back Bay Ballroom at the Sheraton Boston. Learn more...

There are many other events across the country and around the globe planned for the week, and we hope you join us. Find an event in your area, or other ideas how you can get involved here. Or join us on Twitter at #OCDweek and #OCDchat.

Create Peace of Mind — One t-shirt at a time!

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Show your support for OCD Awareness Week by wearing one of these great shirts designed by PeaceLove Studios. To reach our goal, we must sell at least 50 T-shirts in 7 days.

Your T-shirt purchase will help the International OCD Foundation and OCD Massachusetts bring art programming to kids and families in the OCD community.

  • Each tee shirt you purchase will help bring a Paint4Peace™ art class to one child or teen affected by OCD.
  • In addition, your purchase will help raise awareness about OCD and help us work towards ending stigma around mental health issues.

Order now to ensure your shirt arrives in time to wear during OCD Awareness Week, October 8-14th, 2012!