Being a Face of OCD: Elizabeth McIngvale

I’m so pleased to be hosting International OCD Foundation spokesperson Elizabeth McIngvale this week! When I first started researching OCD, suspecting that I might have it myself, I was comforted to see Elizabeth’s face on the IOCDF home page. It made me realize anyone can have OCD, that it doesn’t discriminate, and that there is hope. While I…

Read More

Beyond the Doubt: Jeff Bell

Happy Tuesday! For this installment of Tuesday Q&A we’re hearing from Jeff Bell, an amazing advocate, the author of Rewind, Replay, Repeat and When in Doubt, Make Belief, a board member and spokesperson for the International OCD Foundation, and an award-winning radio news broadcaster. Oh, and husband, father, and friend to many. He’ll tell you…

Read More

OCD Relapses: Romina Vitale

Welcome to this week’s edition of Tuesday Q&A! Today I’m hosting my first international guest, Argentinian singer-songwriter and OCD awareness advocate Romina Vitale. Like so many wonderful people I know in the OCD community, I met Ro at the OCD Conference in LA. (If you’ve never been to a conference, I highly recommend it! This…

Read More

Dealing with Misconceptions on the Internet

I can be really outspoken on divisive issues. I often find myself way too caught up in the comments section of some article about a politician or sparring with someone on Facebook over sexual inequality (and my husband always says, “Why do you do this to yourself? You’re never going to change this person’s mind.”).…

Read More

OCD, Depression, and Suicide: There Is Hope

It’s hard to believe OCD once had such a powerful hold on me I thought suicide might be the only way out. I’m so glad I got help when I did. Check out my latest blog post for the International OCD Foundation.

Read More

Do I Still Have OCD?

Seems like a silly question, huh? I have this blog about OCD, my book is coming out soon, I’m the newly minted president of OCD Twin Cities…But I considered it a question worth exploring. Read my latest blog post for the International OCD Foundation and weigh in in the comments section.

Read More

Elizabeth McIngvale, My Book, and Recovery

Several years ago, when I first started to suspect I might have OCD, I visited the International OCD Foundation (IOCDF) site—a lot. I would check my symptoms against their list of common obsessions and compulsions, wondering over and over (and over) whether I might have OCD. Whether I could be helped. At that time, IOCDF…

Read More

The Amazingly Awesome, Always Incredible OCD Community

Having OCD isn’t exactly a treat. But since I was diagnosed several years ago, I’ve been consistently impressed with the OCD community. Whether it’s another person with OCD, a psychiatrist who specializes in OCD, an author, or OCD support groups, I’ve found one thing in common: an unwavering willingness to help.  I’ve known this for…

Read More