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.
In 2022, OCD Awareness Week took place on October 9-15. Below is a summary of events sponsored by OCD Connecticut.
COLLOQUIUM – OCD: GETTING HELP AND SUPPORT FOR RECOVERY
An estimated 150 individuals attended the Thursday evening, October 13 colloquium at Sacred Heart University (SHU) led by SHU professor emeritus and OCD CT clinical board advisor Christina Taylor, Ph.D. Panel members included OCD CT and Fairfield County OCD Support Group members. The discussion focused on OCD symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment – as well as audience questions. The presentation was part of the SHU Human Journey Colloquia 2022 Series. View a PowerPoint presentation shown at the event. See photos from the event.
THE ONE MILLION STEPS FOR OCD WALK IN FAIRFIELD, CT
The 1.3 mile Saturday morning, October 15 walk at Jennings Beach in Fairfield was designed to promote increased awareness and a supportive community for the International OCD Foundation (IOCDF) and its State affiliate, OCD CT. It also enabled OCD CT to raise funds for the OCD/related disorders community. Attendees enjoyed the beautiful outdoor opportunity to meet and greet each other and exchange information while embracing life’s uncertainty, one step at a time.
#OCDweek includes programs and events hosted by the IOCDF as well as others hosted by affiliates and members of the OCD Community. Click here to go to the IOCDF OCD Awareness Week web page.
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Click here to view the OCD Awareness Week Calendar and find an event near you!