The International OCD Foundation ( holds annual conferences on OCD at rotating locations throughout the United States. One of the best things about these conferences is that anyone can attend!: people who have OCD, family members  of those with OCD, and obviously, providers too.

Check out their website for details on the next one. I highly recommend attending at least one. It sounds odd to say, but being around over 1,000 people in one spot who have OCD is a very powerful way to realize you are not alone, and you are not the only one who experiences the thoughts you have/had.

Thanks for reading, and live happy!