For families and sufferers struggling with the impact of OCD, education can be your most powerful weapon in the battle to regain control of your lives. We hope you’ll find the following resources helpful. Please feel free to email us personally at firstname.lastname@example.org for more resources or help with referrals. We will continue to update this section as new items become available.
If you are ever feeling suicidal or unsafe please go to your local emergency room, call 911 or call the suicide prevention hotline at 800-273-8255.
When looking for the right help there are many treatment options available. Treatment for OCD includes self-help options, outpatient therapy, intensive outpatient therapy and residential treatment centers. In this section you will find a few videos discussing finding the right help and a list of residential treatment programs. In addition you will find links to both a treatment provider search and a support group search through the International OCD Foundation website.
OCD Challenge is a free online, interactive, behavioral program designed to help people suffering from Obsessive Compulsive Disorder. The program was built by psychologists who are leaders in the field of behavior therapy and have a specialization in the area of OCD. OCD Challenge has three Modules: Assessment, Gaining Awareness and Intervention. Users will be guided through the Modules and taught skills and strategies for managing their OCD behavior. OCD Challenge uses the principles of exposure and response prevention (the treatment of choice for OCD) to help the user to confront and challenge their OCD. OCD Challenge is not therapy and there is not a therapist on the other end of the computer telling you what to do. Instead, OCD Challenge is a program built to interact with the user in a way that is interesting, useful, and moves the user toward change. OCDChallenge.com
There are several self-help workbook options. Upon request, the Peace of Mind Foundation will mail a workbook to those that cannot afford to purchase a book. Please email request to email@example.com
Treatment Provider Search
International OCD Foundation Treatment Provider Search
Tools to Start a Group:
Finding a Group Near You:
Residential Treatment Facilities
The Obsessive Compulsive Disorder Institute
McLean Hospital a Harvard Medical School affiliates
115 Mill St.
Belmont, MA 02478
McLean Child and Adolescent OCD Institute
Child/Adolescent residential treatment program (Ages 10-17)
23 Isaac Street
Middleborough, Massachusetts 02346
The Houston OCD Program
Adult residential treatment program
Adult and Child/Adolescent intensive outpatient program
708 E. 19th St.
Houston, TX 77008
Rogers Memorial Hospital
Child/Adolescent and Adult residential treatment program (Ages 8 and above)
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