Erjing Cui, the Vice President of OCD Washington has been volunteering for Yong Xin Kang Yi, and has been covered in various news outlets
We are excited to share that 2019 OCD Awareness Week is coming around the corner and we have a full schedule this year! Please see below and in attachment for events organized by OCD Washington this year during OCD Week. RSVP to join and/or to be a volunteer!
OCD WASHINGTON EVENTS for Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD) Awareness Week
SAVE THE DATE!
Pre-Event: Unstuck Movie Screening and Discussion
October 12th, Saturday
The Saturn Building, Suite 310,
3417 Evanston Ave N,
Seattle, WA 98103
Free; Snack Available
Stacey Nagle and Erjing Cui, both OCD Therapists, will do a free showing of a short film UNSTUCK and lead a discussion after showing.
*Building free guest parking and street parking available
Improv for Anxiety (*co-hosted by OCD WA and CSz Seattle)
October 13th, 2019, Sunday
The Atlas Theater,
3509 Fremont Ave N,
This introductory workshop focused on the benefits of Improv for Anxiety. At this event, attendees are invited to play games with experienced improvisers who will illustrate how improv can be fun and how it can help individuals manage their anxiety better. Individuals with OCD and related illnesses, their loved ones and professional members of our community are all welcome.
To attend and/or for more details, please RSVP at email@example.com
WAMFT Bellevue Networking Event
October 18, 2019, Friday
11:00am – 12:30 pm
Campus Office Park (Look for the WAMFT signs at the entrance)
1611 116th Ave NE
Bellevue, WA 98004
This is a networking and discussion event to recognize Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) Awareness Week with members of OCD Washington for a discussion of how OCD affects the whole family.
This event asks only that folks be clinically minded – whether an LMFT, LMHC, grad student, representative of a treatment program, or otherwise involved in mental health treatment.
Contact: Kate Reeves 425-998-8059 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Pocket theater- Storytelling
October 19th, 2019, Saturday
8312 Greenwood Ave N Seattle, WA 98103
Ticket: $10 in advance, $14 at the door.
“My OCD” is a storytelling event to inspire, educate, spread hope and celebrate the incredible individuals who face Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD) every day.
Who: My OCD will feature six cast members of the storytelling group, “Maybe, Maybe Not,” all of whom have experiences with Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder. We will have a range of ages, all females, including girls, teenagers, and adult women. My OCD will be moderated and produced by Drs. Shereen Morse and Stacy Shaw Welch.
What: My OCD will be a storytelling event. Each performer/presenter will share a personal story about OCD. Many of you will be familiar with The Moth events (https://themoth.org). Our event will be based on this format. We hope that stories will inspire others with OCD, educate, or simply provide an opportunity to celebrate the incredible people living with OCD.
Just imagine if you’d gotten to hear other people with OCD talk about what it is like and how they deal with it when you first got diagnosed, or even before you knew what is was. This doesn’t have to be a shameful, hidden struggle that happens alone or behind closed doors. Let’s share some stories and make a positive impact in our community!
CALLING FOR VOLUNTEER
We are currently recruiting for volunteers to help with OCD Week. Please email us if you are interested in volunteer opportunities! Community service hours are provided.
Besides OCD Week, we have a few more announcements:
- OCD WA will also be at the St. James Mental Health & Wellness Fair on October 6th, Sunday, 11-2 pm.
St. James Cathedral’s Mental Health & Wellness Ministry seeks to educate, support and empower those who experience various mental and physical illnesses or who are caregivers for loved ones who live with these challenges. The Mental Health & Wellness Fair offers an opportunity for St. James parishioners, Seattle’s First Hill community, as well as the many marginalized individuals who visit St. James, to learn current information on how to access valuable resources.
In addition to health & wellness resources, there will be representatives from organizations and agencies that provide needed services to those who experience homelessness, domestic violence, and other life crises. Come to check out the fair and stop by to see our booth!
- For OCD Awareness’s week, OCD Oregon’s theme this year is #FaceYourFear.
Art is an amazing way to express your thoughts, stressors, and emotions. OCD Oregon is calling for YOU to use the therapeutic medium of art (painting, drawing, collage, poetry, etc) and tell us your story (Include an approx 100-word blurb sharing about yourself and/or art piece).
All art will be displayed at our Art Show and on Social media (with permission). Art participants may donate their art to the Silent Auction. All art is needed by October 4th.
If you are interested, please email info@OCDoregon.org for more details.
As always, feel free to reach out if you have any questions!
We hope you can join us on Saturday, October 13, 2018, at 1030 am for a free one hour workshop focused on the benefits of Improv for Anxiety. This event is co-hosted by OCD Washington and CSz Seattle, the folks who perform ComedySportz, and will be held in the performance space at the Atlas Theater.
At this event, attendees are invited to play games with experienced improvisers who will illustrate how improv can be fun and how it can help individuals manage their anxiety better. Individuals with OCD and related illnesses, their loved ones and professional members of our community are all welcome to the Improv for Anxiety event and its FREE!
CSz Seattle is located in the Fremont neighborhood of Seattle at:
3509 Fremont Ave N, Seattle, WA 98103
To attend this event please rsvp at email@example.com
Please feel free to call us with any questions, (425) 243-4794
Camp DCO is a 3-day overnight camp for adults and teens with OCD. The camp started in 2008 with the idea that individuals with OCD could benefit from shared experience alongside others who live with OCD. The purpose of the program remains the same today, as we strive to create a safe environment whereby participants can share, learn, and understand themselves through this unique opportunity. Learn more at teenocdcamp.com.
IMG_7263 – To download original version of group photo.
IOCDF is now accepting scholarship applications for the 25th Annual OCD Conference in Washington, D.C. from July 27-29, 2018. For information about scholarships, click here.
It’s that time of year again! The 2nd annual 1 Million Steps for OCD walk in Seattle is this June 9, 2018 at 10:00 am. We will be meeting by the Seattle Public Theater at 7312 West Green Lake Dr N, Seattle, WA 98103 and walking around Greenlake.
It’s free! It’s fun! We’ll have snacks, water and coffee! After the walk, the walk organizers will sit in the park and have lunch together. You are invited to pack a lunch and join us. We will have coolers at the sign up booth where you can leave your lunch during the walk if you wish.
You can start your own team or join one that already exists and don’t forget, you don’t have to donate money to sign up for the walk.
For information about the history of the walk, click here.
We hope to see you there!
Shereen Morse, MD, MPH
OCD Washington President and Cofounder