OCD awareness

Oct 9-15th 2022 is OCD Awareness Week


Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, OCD, is frequently misrepresented and misunderstood. It’s not uncommon to hear someone say “oh, I’m so OCD” when they double-check that the door is locked, or the shoes are lined up neatly on the porch. It’s a phrase often used by many who are usually not suffering from OCD. These light-hearted phrases can actually be hurtful and invalidating to individuals experiencing OCD, as it minimizes the distress and major life disruption that OCD can cause.