Posted by Willy Franzen on July 13, 2014. Jobs updated daily.
We’ve all heard someone joke about “their OCD,” but chances are that person was just referring to one of their idiosyncrasies–it’s not really something to joke about. Obsessive Compulsive Disorder is a disorder of the brain and behavior that “involves both obsessions and compulsions that take a lot of time and get in the way of important activities the person values.” There’s nothing funny about it as it often causes severe anxiety. The International OCD Foundation is a Boston, MA based non-profit that aims “to help individuals with obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) and related disorders to live full and productive lives.”
There are as many as four million Americans with OCD, and a quarter of them are children or teenagers. The large majority of these people aren’t diagnosed promptly or properly. The IOCDF was founded in 1986 by people with OCD to “improve outcomes for individuals with OCD and related disorders.” They do this by providing support resources, increasing access to treatment, and promoting awareness. You can check out all of their programs here. If you’d like to work for the IOCDF, check out their Idealist page. Right now they’re looking for an Administrative Assistant.
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