OCD Awareness Week

OCD Awareness Week takes place during the second full week of October each year and 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 timely access to appropriate and effective treatment. Launched in 2009 by the IOCDF, 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.

Listed below is information on OCD Connecticut’s OCD Awareness Week events. To learn more about OCD Awareness Week, visit the IOCDF website here.


OCD Awareness Week 2017 Banner

As part of OCD Awareness Week, OCD Connecticut is hosting “OCD Basics & Beyond” programs in Clinton and Woodbridge, CT. These free educational seminars will review the basics of Obsessive Compulsive Disorder in both adults and children. A review of symptoms, treatment and strategies to support a loved one with OCD will be presented. Real life experiences will be shared and there will be a Q & A session at the end. Dates & location details are below:

  • Wednesday, October 11, 2017 – The Woodbridge Town Library. 10 Newton Road, Woodbridge, CT, 5:30 – 7:30 PM (Light dinner will be served). Click here to download a flyer containing all details.
  • Saturday, October 14, 2017 – The Henry Carter Hull Library, 10 Killingworth Turnpike, Clinton, CT, 1:00 – 3:00 PM (Light refreshments will be served). Click here to download a flyer containing all details.
  • Saturday, November 11, 2017 – Natchaug Hospital, 189 Storrs Road, Mansfield Center, CT, 10:00 AM –12:00 PM (Light refreshments will be served). Click here to download a flyer containing all details.

These programs are FREE. To attend, please register by calling 860-415-6233 or emailing: ct.ocdf@gmail.com.


OCD Awareness Week in 2016 is

October 9th – 15th

As part of OCD Awareness Week, OCD Connecticut is hosting “Living With OCD” on Saturday, October 15, 2016 from 10:00 am – 3:00 pm. This event will be held at The Yale Child Study Center, 230 S. Frontage Rd., New Haven, CT.

Join us for a family-friendly event offering information, support, and resources for individuals and families affected by OCD in Connecticut.

This event will feature Christina J. Taylor, Ph.D. and a panel of people living with OCD. Dr. Taylor is an Associate Professor of Psychology at Sacred Heart University and the author of OCD: A Workbook for Clinicians, Children and Teens; Actions to Beat, Control & Defeat Obsessive Compulsive Disorder.

This program is FREE and lunch will be provided. To attend, please register by calling 860-415-6233 or emailing: Ct.ocdf@gmail.com. Click here to download a flyer containing all details.


OCD Awareness Week in 2015 is

October 11th – 17th

To register, go to: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/living-with-ocd-an-ocd-awareness-event-tickets-18658860153

Click here to download this flyer


OCD Awareness Week in 2014 is

October 12th – 18th

OCD Connecticut, an IOCDF affiliate, is hosting “Living With OCD: An OCD Awareness Week Educational and Support Program” on Saturday, October 18, 2014 from 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM (EDT) in New Haven, CT.

Join us for a family-friendly event offering information, support, and resources for individuals and families affected by OCD in Connecticut.

Topics Include:
Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder: What Is It & What Can We Do About It? by Dr. Christopher Pittenger & Dr. Michael Bloch
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) & Exposure Response Prevention (ERP): What Does It Look Like & Why Does It Work? by Amy Cawman, LCSW
PLUS: Breakout Support Group Sessions For Adults & Teens
**This Program Is Free**