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ADAA: Anxiety and Depression Association of America
Founded in 1979, the Anxiety and Depression Association of America (ADAA) is an international nonprofit organization dedicated to the prevention, treatment, and cure of anxiety, depression, OCD, PTSD, and co-occurring disorders through education, practice, and research. With more than 1,500 professional mental health members (many of whom contribute blog posts, host webinars, review website content, and more) the ADAA is a leader in education, training, and research.
IOCDF: International OCD Foundation*
The mission of the International OCD Foundation is to help those affected by obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) and related disorders to live full and productive lives. Their aim is to increase access to effective treatment through research and training, foster a hopeful and supportive community for those affected by OCD and the professionals who treat them, and fight the stigma surrounding mental health issues.
IOCDF’s Anxiety in the Classroom
Anxiety in the Classroom is an online resource center for school personnel, students, and their families. This website provides useful information, resources, and materials about anxiety and OCD as they relate to the school setting.
IOCDF’s OCD in Kids
A website within the IOCDF website, this subsection focuses on pediatric-based OCD resources, videos, links, and support.
Made of Millions
Made of Millions Foundation is a global advocacy nonprofit on a mission to change how the world perceives mental health. The foundation’s resources and experiences reach over three million sufferers each year. This site is rich with resources, videos, articles, and education about specific subtypes of OCD.
Not Alone Notes
Not Alone Notes is a nonprofit that mails free, handwritten letters to others with OCD and related disorders. They want to remind others they aren’t alone, encourage hope, and dispense resources. They will mail a handwritten note for free on a handmade card as a reminder that you are not alone in this fight.
OCD Gamechangers is an international nonprofit for people with OCD, their families, and providers. From all around the world, advocates and professionals gather to create a community, provide resources for help, and inspire hope. They offer National and International events throughout the year and will soon be implementing OCD Gamechanger ‘Pop-up’ events which will be hosted by members and supported by OCD Gamechangers. Their events bring together clinical and lived experience expertise on topics deemed important to our OCD community. The goals of events are to spread awareness, education, and hope in an effort to inspire attendees to seek help and speak out.
OCD Georgia is the Georgia affiliate of the International OCD Foundation (IOCDF). They work to increase awareness about OCD and effective treatments, provide information and resources to Georgians with OCD and related disorders, and offer opportunities for individuals, family members, and treatment providers to connect within the community.
An Atlanta, Georgia-based foundation, Riley’s Wish Foundation seeks to encourage purposeful actions to serve those battling obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD). Their goal is to foster unity among persons suffering from OCD and to educate the public about the disorder while affecting change in OCD awareness and treatment. One particular focus of the Foundation is to help people with co-occurring disorders of OCD and substance use disorder.
*Anxiety Specialists of Atlanta is now an Institutional Member of the International OCD Foundation (IOCDF). The mission of the IOCDF is important to us and aligns with our group’s goal of bringing specialized treatment to the OCD community. We hope that the Institutional Member designation will help communities in Georgia and in the over 35 states we serve to get better connected with effective treatment.