Celebrate #OCDWeek 2017October 5, 2017
“It's #OCDweek! Learn the real OCD: it's not a joke or a quirk but a disorder with real symptoms and real treatments.http://thndr.me/iwGlZ6”
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Did you know that 1 in 100 adults likely have OCD? And up to 1 in 200 children? That’s a half a million children in the US alone. OCD can be a debilitating disorder, but there is treatment that can help. Unfortunately, it can take up to 14–17 years from the first onset of symptoms for people to get access to effective treatment, due to obstacles such as stigma and a lack of awareness about mental health, and OCD in particular. Learn more about OCD here.
OCD Awareness Week is an international effort to raise awareness and understanding about obsessive compulsive disorder and related disorders, with the goal of helping more people to get access to effective treatment. Launched in 2009 by the International OCD Foundation, OCD Awareness Week is now celebrated by a number of organizations across the US and around the world, with events such as OCD screening days, lectures, conferences, fundraisers, online Q&As, and more. View the full calendar of #OCDweek events here.
International OCD Foundation
The IOCDF is a non-profit organization whose mission is to help all people affected by 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.