For those who struggle with OCD, there is an organization out there with a lot to offer called The International OCD Foundation. I’m almost ashamed to admit that I just found out about these guys. (Thanks to Stephanie Chelf for flagging it!)
From the group’s website:
“Founded by a group of people with OCD in 1986, the International OCD Foundation (IOCDF) is an international not-for-profit organization made up of people with Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) and related disorders, as well as their families, friends, professionals and others. The mission and goals of the IOCDF are to:
- Educate the public and professionals about OCD in order to raise awareness and improve the quality of treatment provided;
- Support research into the cause of, and effective treatments for, OCD and related disorders;
- Improve access to resources for those with OCD and their families;
- Advocate and lobby for the OCD community.”
If anyone knows of a mental illness support organization(s) worth mentioning — OCD or otherwise — let me know and I’ll be happy to do my part.