OCD isn't a joke

Everyone recognizes the term OCD, but few people actually understand it. We're here to end the stigma and misunderstanding around OCD.

Howie Mandel

Howie Mandel

OCD isn't...

  • A fun and helpful personality quirk
  • A flippant way to describe being a “neat freak” or a “germophobe”
  • Being overly interested in or devoted to a particular subject
  • Something that should be joked about in the media
  • Managed by talk therapy

OCD is...

  • A chronic mental illness that affects 1 of 40 globally and can lead to suicide
  • Recurring fears that often have violent, sexual, contamination, religious and relationship themes
  • An internal war to disprove thoughts, images, and urges with 100% certainty
  • Managed by Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP) Therapy
NOCD and I are bent on removing all stigma associated with OCD and more importantly, creating the most accessible treatment for absolutely everyone dealing with this condition.
Howie Mandel
Howie Mandel

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