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New Name for OCD Chicago: Beyond OCD
OCD Chicago is making the name change in response to its increasingly global reach and to better reflect its mission of helping children and adults get proper treatment, according to Board of Directors President Jeanne Ettelson.
“If OCD touches your life, we are there to help,” says Ettelson. “The name Beyond OCD captures the hope, encouragement and education we offer to OCD sufferers and their families. Facing this disorder can be an enormous challenge, but with the appropriate treatment most people can get past their OCD to lead the full lives that they deserve."
In recent years, Beyond OCD’s work to increase awareness about the disorder in the general public and among health care professionals has reached well beyond Chicago and the Midwest. Visitors to Beyond OCD’s web sites come from over 100 countries
“Our two web sites, free series of educational guides and one-on-one phone assistance give people across the country and around the world the current, practical information they need to improve their lives,” says Ellen Sawyer, executive director. “While our service area is no longer limited geographically, we will continue to provide referrals to local treatment professionals and support groups and to sponsor awareness events in and around Chicago.”