Committed to OCD Education and Support
Beyond OCD, the leading provider of consumer-friendly resources to cope with and conquer Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD), works to increase public and professional awareness of OCD, educate and support people with OCD and their families, and encourage research into new treatments and a cure.
Requests for our services have risen to a new level, largely due to increased media attention on mental health issues and brain disorders such as OCD. We reach out with encouragement and compassion to assure people with OCD that they are not alone and help them to manage the disorder.
Founded in 1994, we are a registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization.
Consumer Education and Support
We provide OCD sufferers and their families with the latest information on this disorder, information about local treatment providers and support groups and the opportunity to discuss their options with an OCD-knowledgeable professional.
In Chicago, we sponsor a mutual self-help group for adults with OCD, OCD spectrum disorders and co-occurring depression or anxiety; a mental health professional helps facilitate the group.
Our web site is one of the most comprehensive sources of information for people affected by OCD and is also a widely-used resource for medical professionals, educators, clergy and the media. Our popular series of OCD Guides offers practical information and steps to improve the lives of OCD sufferers and their families.
We offer mental health professionals opportunities to increase their knowledge of OCD and improve their ability to treat patients effectively.
We provide OCD-knowledgeable individuals to speak at public forums, at schools and with the news media. Our speakers not only help audiences understand more about OCD but also try to reduce the stigma of mental illness.
We believe in the power of personal connections. Our Chicago-area special forums give the OCD community the chance to come together to learn more about the disorder and meet one another. These events feature treatment providers who share their knowledge and people who describe their real struggles with and triumphs over OCD.
For Teachers, Counselors and Social Workers
Our OCD Education Station web site is a comprehensive resource developed by Beyond OCD especially for the needs of teachers, school psychologists, counselors, social workers, administrators and other school personnel. With the right knowledge, any of these professionals can make the difference in the life of a child struggling with this potentially devastating disorder.