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.
Record Attendance at 2019 OCD Awareness Week Events
|In October, OCD Wisconsin hosted three events in recognition of OCD Awareness Week. Over 100 attendees participated in Madison, Appleton, and Waukesha, screening the film “Unstuck: An OCD Kids Movie,” followed by panel discussions.|
The producer of the film, Chris Baier, added this support:
We can’t thank OCD Wisconsin enough for the screenings for the past 3 years. Every person that attends one of your events and hears your panels furthers community and inspires them. We know how motivating it is when a person, child or family realizes others are struggling and seeking help. You’re doing such great work. We cheer you!
Our sincere thanks to our speakers who generously donated their time and expertise, relating to audience members with equal parts education and empathy. In alphabetical order:
Jenny Bliefernicht, LPC
Keri Brown, PhD
Nicholas Farrell, PhD
Jason Gibbs, PhD
Lori Klein, MFT
Brooke Miller, BSN
Brad Riemann, PhD
Kristy Robb, MSW, LCSW, LLC
Kelli Waldron, MS, LPC
“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