How can I join the fight against OCD/anxiety?

Become a Grassroots Advocate

At the IOCDF, we get many requests from members of the OCD/anxiety community who want to know what they can do to help. Whether it means joining the 1 Million Steps 4 OCD Walk each year, speaking at a local Affiliate event, or even blogging about your experiences — being a Grassroots Advocate means joining a community of people who want to raise awareness and educate the public about OCD/anxiety and related disorders. Visit the Grassroots Advocate page to learn more.

Share your Story

By sharing your story you can help to educate others about OCD/anxiety as well as provide support and encouragement to those who may be having similar experiences. We welcome submissions from those living with OCD/anxiety or a related disorder, their family/friends, researchers, and medical professionals. Click here to learn more about how you can share your story with us.

Organize your own fundraiser to benefit the IOCDF

There are many ways to help support the IOCDF in your community through grassroots advocacy and fundraising, ranging from hosting a house party, to starting a walk team in our annual 1 Million Steps 4 OCD Walk. Click here to learn more about how you can raise money to support the programs of the IOCDF.

Remember to let us know what you’re doing to help the IOCDF on social media. IOCDF development staff are always available to help speak with you prior to launching your fundraising efforts. Email us for help at

Attend an IOCDF Event

Events such as our Annual OCD Conference, 1 Million Steps 4 OCD Walk, and OCD Awareness Week are all opportunities to learn about OCD/anxiety while being part of a close-knit community of those with OCD/anxiety, their family members, and mental health professionals. Click here to learn about IOCDF events.

Make a Donation

The International OCD Foundation is supported entirely through the generosity of individual donors. Every gift made to the IOCDF makes a difference; no matter how large or small, each has an impact on our work.Click here to donate to the IOCDF's general fund to support all of our programs.

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