OCD Wisconsin

Awareness. Education. Compassion. Hope.

OCD Wisconsin seeks to raise understanding and reduce stigma, improve access to resources and support, offer hope and improve quality of life through awareness of effective OCD treatment and research.

Founded in 2013 as an Affiliate of the International OCD Foundation (IOCDF), we sponsor events such as our popular “Ask the Experts” community panel discussions and accredited continuing medical education conferences, providing quality, evidence-based resources for individuals with OCD, their families, healthcare providers and communities.

The International OCD Foundation has a rich set of resources to meet the needs of families, providers and individuals dealing with OCD during the time of the COVID-19 pandemic. Click here to navigate to their site.

EVERY SATURDAY at 1:00pm CDT: IOCDF Town Halls to discuss coping with OCD as Wisconsin, the United States, and countries around the world practice social distancing in an effort to “flatten the curve.” For more information, click here.

One Million Steps 4 OCD Walk – October 17, 2020


Many of you know that our walk was scheduled for May 30, 2020. Owing to the safety concerns around the COVID-10 pandemic, OCD Wisconsin, our parent organization IOCDF and other affiliates have postponed all previously scheduled events.

We will keep you posted on registration, location and other details as we approach our fall date. Thank you for your support, and stay safe at home!

Background: In 2012, Denis Asselin walked over 500 miles — or roughly one million steps — from his home in Cheyney, PA, to Boston, MA, in memory of his son Nathaniel. Nathaniel took his own life at just 24, after a long struggle with severe body dysmorphic disorder (BDD) and obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD).

What is OCD like?

“Picture standing in a room filled with flies and pouring a bottle of syrup over yourself. The flies constantly swarm about you, buzzing around your head and in your face. You swat and swat, but they keep coming. The flies are like obsessional thoughts — you can’t stop them, you just have to fend them off. The swatting is like compulsions — you can’t resist the urge to do it, even though you know it won’t really keep the flies at bay more than for a brief moment.” — Cheryl Little Sutton