“A burden shared is halved. A joy shared is doubled.” – Anonymous
OCD TEXAS assists and promotes support groups for OCD and related disorders that meet anywhere in Texas. Below is a preliminary listing of support groups we’ve heard about so far — check back for updates. The International OCD Foundation (IOCDF) also lists support groups in its comprehensive Resource Directory. We encourage support groups in Texas to keep their information updated on that listing, as well on our listing here.
OCD TEXAS aims to increase access to effective treatment, and to foster a community for those affected by OCD and the professionals who treat them.
Our Outreach Committee focuses on reaching out to individuals and families affected by OCD and related disorders, as well as to current or prospective OCD treatment providers in the State of Texas, who are not currently members of OCD TEXAS.
In addition to outreach surrounding our quarterly conferences, we currently have 3 ongoing outreach initiatives.
What if someone is unemployed or underemployed because of his/her OCD and so is unable to afford effective treatment?
The role of the Texas Division of Assistive and Rehabilitative Services (DARS) is to help people with physical or mental disabilities become as fully employed as possible. They offer testing, education and training, access to behavior therapy and medication, and other services. DARS has been very helpful, according to Judi, a person with Hoarding Disorder, who told us about DARS at the recent meeting in Dallas.