Since our kickoff conference in October 2010, we’ve held quarterly conferences in Dallas/Fort Worth (February), Houston (May), and Austin/San Antonio (October) as well a meeting at the annual conference of the International OCD Foundation (July).
Each year, the second week in October is International OCD Awareness Week and, in addition to our conference, we proudly sponsor and support special awareness-raising events.
In the weeks leading up to OCD Awareness Week 2012, for example, we created the onsite and online OCD Film Festival. We looked at how OCD is portrayed in film; we selected feature films, short films, and animated films, with reviews and discussion by members of the OCD community. By popular demand, we’ve left the film festival site active, so you can still view the films and join in the important conversation about how we can begin to wash away the myths and stereotypes associated with this serious but treatable disorder. Leading up to OCD Awareness Week 2013, we created the online OCD Book Festival to raise awareness about OCD and related disorders – around the world!
Leading up to OCD Awareness Week in 2013, we created the online OCD Book Festival to raise awareness about OCD and related disorders around the world!
We answer hundreds of phone calls and emails throughout the year from people seeking information about OCD resources in Texas. We also support local support groups currently meeting anywhere in Texas.
In 2012, we awarded our first Research and Professional Development Awards to support research on OCD as well as professional development training for clinicians currently practicing in Texas to become OCD treatment experts.
In 2016, we began working in partnership with the IOCDF to host a 1 Million Steps 4 OCD Walk in Houston, TX.