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Volunteers in Arkansas Needed for New Affiliate

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A new affiliate, OCD Arkansas, is beginning to form. Volunteers are needed for pro-bono legal help, public relations, fundraising, and web development. Click here for more info.

OCD Stories,” a national OCD Awareness event announced for Saturday, October 16

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On Saturday, October 16, doctors who treat people with obsessive compulsive disorder, family members of people with OCD, and those who suffer from OCD will engage in a night of true storytelling as a way to recognize OCD Awareness Week.

Presented by the International OCD Foundation, “OCD Stories: An evening of reflection, humor and education,” is a national event that will give voice to those who are intimately affected by OCD.To read more about OCD Stories, click here.

Update or Add a Listing to our Support Group Database

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We are upgrading and updating our support group database.  The new system will be much more comprehensive and user-friendly.  If you would like to update your listing from our previous database or would like to add a new support group, click here.

Nonprofits in the Current Economy

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GuideStar USA, Inc. is an information service specializing in U.S. nonprofit companies. It provides information on more than 1.7 million IRS-recognized nonprofit organizations. They have recently released a whitepaper on nonprofits and the economy. We at the IOCDF feel that it captures some important data surrounding how charities like ourselves are affected by the current economic downturn, and in particular how mental health organizations are being impacted. We found that GuideStar's findings resonated with our own experiences, and thought that you would be interested to learn more about the situation.

They write: “For the most part, the pain was pretty well spread among different types of organizations, although those involved in mental health and crisis intervention were more likely to report a decline in contributions (51 percent). Unfortunately, 78 percent of mental health organizations also reported an increase in demand for their services, well above average (with 42 percent reporting a ‘great’ increase in demand).”

You can read the whitepaper in its entirety here.

As ever, the IOCDF is grateful for any and all donations. Particularly in times like these, we would welcome new members and other donations. We depend upon your support. Thank you.

Online Surveys

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Check out the new section on our website, under "Get Involved" Online Surveys. Help us shape future programs and give us feedback on current ones

More News Stories

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Check out the newsroom for more stories on OCD and The IOCDF. 

Annual Conference Media Coverage

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Please visit our news room to see all of the media coverage for the Annual Conference:  OCD in the News

Our L.A. BTTI pre-sale has already sold out!

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For the first time, our BTTI sold out before it was even available to the general public.  If you would like to be among the first to be notified about our next BTTI, click here to be added to our interest list.