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Additional Resources for Individuals and Families

The International OCD Foundation

The mission of the IOCDF is to help everyone affected by OCD and related disorders to live full and productive lives. Their 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 professional who treat them. The ICODF website provides lots of information about understanding OCD, navigating treatment options for OCD, as well as offering specific guidance for families. There is also an online community forum for virtual peer support.

The International OCD Foundation website, including the “Expert Opinions” forum, which provides a useful discussion and summary of important issues concerning OCD.

OCD Georgia (an affiliate of IOCDF)

OCD Georgia is the Georgia affiliate of the IOCDF. They began in 2011 with the aim of increasing awareness of OCD and related disorders, and offer OCD outreach programs to mental health professionals and our community. OCD Georgia also engages in advocacy work and facilitates peer support.

The Peace of Mind Foundation website

Provides a list of resources for caregivers of individuals with OCD and also links to "Live with Liz," a twice-monthly webinar/live chat with the founder.

Social Media and Websites 

The OCD Stories (podcast): Real stories that educate and inspire those with OCD

Live with Liz (Facebook live): A series of live videos that bring the OCD community together for a live chat 

Peace of Mind Foundation: Resource list for caregivers of individuals with OCD

HealthUnlocked.com: Search “My OCD Community”

OCD at Home

OCD in the Classroom: Resources for parents and teachers about behavior and accommodations

Advocacy: Navigating a system that includes ineffective treatment and misinformation regarding OCD can be frustrating. Learn more about joining Georgia’s OCD advocacy group. 

Other Resources

Apps

OCDChallenge  (app and website with educational resources about OCD and suggested strategies for managing OCD)

NOCD (app with ERP tracking features and online community for anonymous support)

Books

Freeing Your Child from Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder: A Powerful, Practical Program for Parents of Children and Adolescents by Tamar E. Chansky

When a Family Member has OCD: Mindfulness and Cognitive Behavioral Skills to Help Families Affected by OCD by Jon Hershfield and Jeff Bell

If Your Adolescent has an Anxiety Disorder: An Essential Resource for Parents by Edna Foa

Family Support Groups

https://namiga.org/programs/family/ 

National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) Family Support Groups

NAMI Family-to-Family free 12 week course for family caregivers

Finding A Provider

Each of the following sites include a searchable directory of providers.

https://iocdf.org/ocd-finding-help/find-help/

https://www.treatmyocd.com/

https://members.adaa.org/page/FATMain

http://www.findcbt.org/FAT/

When speaking with a potential therapist, we recommend asking the following questions:

https://iocdf.org/ocd-finding-help/how-to-find-the-right-therapist/