How can I get help/support for obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD)?

Note: NAMI volunteers are not medical or mental health professionals, and we cannot offer medical or mental health advice.  The material outlined below is informational and we hope that it helps provide guidance toward getting support.

You may wish to consult our website’s Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder page where you will find information on the condition, current treatments, ways to support recovery, and links to NAMI Discussion Groups that focus on topics related to OCD(create a NAMI.org account to participate in NAMI Discussion Groups).

The following resources may be particularly helpful:

  • The International OCD Foundation is a nonprofit organization that helps those affected by obsessive compulsive disorder and related disorders to live full and productive lives, by providing resources and support for individuals living with OCD, promoting awareness of the disorder, and increasing access to treatment. Their website offers a find support groups search function to locate in-person and online support groups.You may also reach the International OCD Foundation at (617) 973-5801
  • The TLC Foundation for Body-Focused Repetitive Behaviors provides information and resources, including a directory of therapists who have demonstrated experience in evidence-based treatment of body-focused repetitive behaviors, an in-person and online support groups locator, and a hair and skin care services provider directory. You may also reach TLC Foundation at (831) 457-1004
  • Psychology Today OCD Therapist Locator offers a search feature on their website to find therapist, treatment facilities and psychiatrists. Once you have identified a provider, contact your insurance company to confirm coverage.
  • Obsessive Compulsive Anonymous offers 12 Step-style support group meetings, including in-person, virtual, and conference call meetings for those living with various forms of OCD.

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