OCD Free Resources

HELPLINES

UK Lines

Samaritans UK: Support for those experiencing emotional distress. Phone: 116 123 (free 24-hour helpline)

Mind UK: Provides views and needs of people with mental illness. Phone: 0300 123 3393 (Mon-Fri, 9am-6pm)

OCD UK: Information and support for people with OCD. Phone: 0845 390 6232 (Mon-Fri, 9.30am-5pm)

International Lines

National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) Helpline: Information and support for people suffering with mental illness. Phone: 1-800-950-NAMI (6264) (Monday – Friday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. EST)

Crisis Text Line: Support and guidance via text message, for people with mental illness.  Text: “home” to 741741

TREATMENT & THERAPY SERVICES

Psychology Today: A directory that helps you sort treatment providers by specialty, insurance, and location.

Counselling Directory – A UK directory connecting you to local counselors and psychotherapists.

7 Cups Of Tea – an online service with thousands of volunteer listeners stepping up to lend a friendly ear.

Online-Therapy.com an online-therapy service that offers weekly live therapy sessions (chat, phone, and/or video sessions) with your personal licensed and certified therapist along with other resources based on cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) – one of the most commonly used psychotherapeutic approaches for treating mental health problems. (Starting from $31,96/wk)

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Progressive Relaxation

Download two progressive relaxation tapes from the Hobart and William Smith Colleges website.

Information

OCD-UK a dynamic UK charity aims to bring the facts about OCD to the public and to support those who suffer in silence from this often debilitating anxiety disorder.

International OCD Foundation one of the best online resources for those interested in learning more about OCD.

Anxiety and Depression Association of America (ADAA) The site has a “find a therapist” directory, peer-to-peer support groups, blog posts, webinars, and podcasts to provide people with information and resources for OCD and other diagnoses. when searching for a therapist for OCD, consider looking for someone who specializes in exposure and response prevention (ERP) therapy.

BeyondOCD.org aims to increase awareness and understanding of OCD.

OCD Challenge a completely free, self-guided program that those with OCD can utilize to help manage their symptoms.

OCD Websites and Blogs

  • OCDChallenge: OCD Challenge is a free online, interactive, behavioral program designed to help people suffering from OCD.
  • SecretIllness: A global community that explores the realities of living with OCD through the Creative Arts.
  • IntrusiveThoughts: Stories, infographics, and information about OCD shared from members of the OCD community.
  • TreatMyOCDBlog: Stories, infographics, and information about OCD shared from members of the OCD community.
  • OCD Stories on The Mighty: The Mighty is a story-based health community focused on improving the lives of people facing disease, disorder, mental illness, and disability.

NETWORKING

OCD-Support group a support group dedicated to providing guidance and support to those with OCD and the friends and family of those affected by OCD.

Everything OCD a Facebook group for those with OCD and their loved ones to gather and support one another.

OCD Peers a peer support community.

Podcasts

“The OCD Stories podcast hosted by Stuart Ralph

AT Parenting Survival Podcast hosted by Natasha Daniels

OCD Recovery hosted by ALI GREYMOND

FearCast Podcast hosted by Kevin Foss

APPS

GG OCD (Android/iphone): aims to improve symptoms of OCD, specifically negative thinking, by increasing the user’s awareness of negative thoughts and training the brain to challenge them. 

NOCD (Android/iphone): an app for individuals with Obsessive Compulsive Disorder. NOCD helps consumers with two types of treatments: Mindfulness and Exposure Response Prevention Treatment.

Obsessive Compulsive OCD Test (iphone): designed for adolescent and adults dealing with OCD symptoms and behaviors. It provides screening and psychoeducation to help users determine the presence and severity of OCD symptoms and learn what OCD is.

Liberate: My OCD Fighter (Android): an app intended to help those who are experiencing symptoms of Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD).

TED TALKS

#OCD: Starving The Monster : Tauscha Johanson

Debunking The Myths of OCD : Dr. Natasha M.Santos

It’s Okay Not to Be Okay: OCD and Mindfulness : Daniel McCutchen

Me, the 18 Year Old with OCD – Bella Demarco

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