There are many of us who want to share our story with others in order to help provide hope and inspiration. You are not alone in your struggle and you can live a successful life despite an OCD diagnosis. Learn more about how to share your story along with some amazing testimonials from OCD advocates.

Advocacy Resources:

OCDvocate      A2A Alliance 

Ways to Get Involved:

Real OCD         OCD is Not       OCD Awareness Week        Project Hope Exchange 

Additional Resources:

Hope & Hope 

Dear Loved One, I have OCD  

Videos: Sharing your story

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Throstur Bjorgvinsson, PhD, ABPP, explains the importance and significance of being involved with the OCD community by attending or creating support groups and other events. He has observed that people who are involved in the community tend to do well in therapy as well.

Dr. McIngvale talks about sharing your story, making a difference, ending the stigma, that you're never alone, and there is purpose for the pain.

Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) is a treatable neurobiological disorder characterized by recurrent, unwanted thoughts (obsessions) and repetitive behaviors (compulsions/rituals) such as counting, checking, praying, and cleaning. These compulsions are performed in an effort to relieve the anxiety caused by the obsessions. OCD obsessions and compulsions can be extremely time-consuming causing significant emotional distress, and may greatly interfere with day-to-day functioning and interpersonal relationships.

Dr. McIngvale wants to challenge you to share your story. It may seem scary but well worth the positive impact you will have on others.

Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) is a treatable neurobiological disorder characterized by recurrent, unwanted thoughts (obsessions) and repetitive behaviors (compulsions/rituals) such as counting, checking, praying, and cleaning. These compulsions are performed in an effort to relieve the anxiety caused by the obsessions. OCD obsessions and compulsions can be extremely time-consuming causing significant emotional distress, and may greatly interfere with day-to-day functioning and interpersonal relationships.

The Peace of Mind Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization whose mission is to help improve the quality of life of OCD sufferers and caregivers through education, research, support, and advocacy. Founded by the Linda and Jim McIngvale family at the request of their daughter Elizabeth. The Foundation created and fully subsidizes the OCD Challenge, a free online self-help website for individuals suffering from OCD.

Dr. Elizabeth McIngvale gives encouragement for those that feel shame or guilt around their OCD. Once you start opening up about your OCD, you will discover meaning and purpose behind the pain. Sharing your story can change someone's life.