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.

2023 OCD Awareness Week

OCD Awareness Week will take place on October 8-14, 2023. Below is a summary of events sponsored by OCD Connecticut.



OCD Connecticut is taking part in the One Million Steps for OCD Walk sponsored by @iocdf with a grassroots community walk during OCD Awareness Week in October 2023. This walk provides a supportive community, increases awareness, and raises funds for the IOCDF and its Local Affiliates, enabling them to continue their mission. Funds raised will benefit the OCD and related disorders community. Together we’re embracing uncertainty, one step at a time!

Date: Saturday, October 14, 2023 at 9:00 AM (Rain date is Sunday, October 15, 2023)
Location: Jennings Beach in Fairfield, CT

You can support OCD CT by either registering to join our Community Walk Team or by making a donation to our team. Visit our Team Page for the One Million Steps Walk for more information.


In celebration of International OCD Awareness week, OCD Connecticut is presenting a colloquium – Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: Getting Help and Support for Recovery – on Wednesday, October 18, 2023 at Sacred Heart University (SHU) in Fairfield, CT. Christina Taylor, Ph.D., OCD Connecticut Clinical Board Advisor, and members of the Fairfield County OCD Support Group will discuss the symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment of OCD. The presentation is sponsored by The Human Journey Colloquia 2023 Series and is free and open to the public.

The panel will be held at 7:00 PM in the Loris Forum in the Martire Building at SHU.

Likewise, this year, the IOCDF has multiple ways for you to get involved during OCD Awareness Week. Go to the IOCDF website for more information.

#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.

Make sure to sign up for IOCDF News and Updates emails in order to receive all of IOCDF’s #OCDweek communications!

Click here to view the OCD Awareness Week Calendar and find an event near you!