There are many free OCD resources on the internet, here are a few that may help:
Therapy for OCD
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) is the main therapy for OCD. There is a particular part of CBT that works for OCD which is Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP) therapy. A CBT therapist will be able to help you get better – contact one of the OCD charities to find a CBT therapist, other mental health charities, your doctor, or search online for a CBT therapist.
Find out more about Exposure and Response Prevention therapy (ERP) for OCD: https://iocdf.org/about-ocd/ocd-treatment/erp/
There are many OCD charities, but here are a few:
International OCD Foundation – https://iocdf.org/
OCD Action – https://www.ocdaction.org.uk/
OCD Youth – https://ocdyouth.org/
OCD UK – https://www.ocduk.org/
Riley’s Wish – http://www.rileyswish.com/ (OCD and addiction)
The OCD Gamechangers – https://ocdgamechangers.com/
Maternal OCD – https://maternalocd.org/
Made of Millions – https://www.madeofmillions.com/conditions/obsessive-compulsive-disorder
Peace of Mind Foundation – https://peaceofmind.com/
Some other international charities: https://iocdf.org/about/global-partners/
There are many wonderful books about OCD and its therapy, here are a few:
Getting over OCD by Dr Jonathan Abramowitz – https://www.amazon.com/Getting-Over-OCD-Second-Self-Help/dp/1462529704
Freedom from Obsessive Compulsive Disorder by Dr Jonathan Grayson – https://www.amazon.com/Freedom-Obsessive-Compulsive-Disorder-Personalized/dp/042527389X
The mindfulness workbook for OCD by Jon Hershfield and Tom Corboy – https://www.amazon.com/Mindfulness-Workbook-OCD-Overcoming-Compulsions/dp/1608828786
Facebook support groups
There are also many good OCD support groups on Facebook that may help. Here’s a good one: https://www.facebook.com/groups/165363354166903/ This community or others may help you feel less alone, as there are many people on there going through similar experiences.
Online support groups
You can search for in-person support groups near you through the OCD charities. If there are none near you, there are some online OCD support groups now where you can chat with others via skype: https://www.ocdaction.org.uk/support-groups/online2
Group peer support https://ocdpeers.com/
You can listen to over 200 podcast episodes we have recorded with people with OCD and OCD experts. listen on all podcast apps, Spotify and here.
NOCD is free self-help app and support community: https://www.treatmyocd.com/
There is an ever growing amount of people advocating and raising awareness about OCD, here are a few:
Taming Olivia – https://www.tamingolivia.com/
Chrissie Hodges – http://www.chrissiehodges.com/
Alison Dotson – https://alisondotson.com/
UNSTUCK documentary – https://www.ocdkidsmovie.com/
OCD and anxiety are very treatable, speak to a mental health professional and they will be able to help.
Hope that helps