October 13-19, 2019 is International OCD Awareness Week. Each year during the second full week of October, community groups, service organizations, and clinics across the US and around the world celebrate with events such as educational lecture series, OCD-inspired art exhibits, grassroots fundraisers, and more.
This year the IOCDF has organized a campaign called #FaceYourFear. They are encouraging all members of the OCD and related disorders community to participate by sharing videos or photos of themselves doing something that makes them anxious. Don’t forget to use the hashtags #FaceYourFear and #OCDWeek! The goal of this campaign is to educate the public about the realities of living with OCD and the challenges of having to face your fears on the often long road to recovery.
The IOCDF will be sponsoring additional events as well and you can find out more details here.
Aside from raising awareness about obsessive-compulsive disorder, this week gives us all the added benefit of letting those who are currently dealing with OCD know they are not alone.