OCD Support Groups
OCD support groups are effective in helping you overcome your Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder.
Whether or not you are in professional therapy or using self-help methods for your OCD, there are times when people need extra help in their journey to recovery. Many people find that having the extra help of a support group makes recovery from OCD that much easier. As difficult as it is to overcome, OCD support groups provide encouragement, support, friendship and even open you up to many new, interesting resources.
As uncomfortable as it is to those who may be new to attending OCD support groups, it's important that you understand that this discomfort will not always last. I am sure you have heard the phrase, "This too shall pass", well it's true! When you realize that the group consists of other people just like yourself, you have a tendency to relax and open up.
If you have tried self-help methods or therapy and haven't yet had a breakthrough, please don't give up! Consider attending one of the many OCD Support Groups available. This may be the very thing you need!
Find OCD Support Groups
Recovery International - Founded in 1937. One of the best support groups for OCD is Recovery International. Not only have they been around a very long time, but they are a free group that not only provides support but also teaches CBT Techniques for OCD as well as other challenges such as panic attacks, post-traumatic stress disorder, agoraphobia, depression and much more. Even if you are unable to attend these meetings in person, they offer online meetings, telephone meetings and also an online forum where you can talk to others.
The International OCD Foundation - Started in 1986, the International OCD Foundation (IOCDF) is an international not-for-profit organization made up of people with Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) and related disorders, as well as their families, friends, professionals and others. The mission and goals of the IOCDF are to:
- Educate the public and professionals about OCD in order to raise awareness and improve the quality of treatment provided.
- Support research into the cause of, and effective treatments for, OCD and related disorders.
- Improve access to resources for those with OCD and their families.
- Advocate and lobby for the OCD community.