OCD and the Changing Face of Media: An Inside Look at OCD in the News and on Social Media
For decades, OCD has been a subject of traditional media coverage—in news stories, television, and film. But in recent years, online platforms have greatly changed the landscape of mass communication. With Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, live streams, and webinars all offering instant access to vast audiences, the OCD community and those who comment on it now have numerous new ways to share their viewpoints, often without any filters. Is all this additional exposure helping raise OCD awareness? Is it propagating bad information and/or stereotypes? This panel aims to explore these questions and offer the perspectives of a longtime broadcast journalist, one of our community’s best-known advocates, and the IOCDF’s own communications manager.
I would like to thank each and every one of you for all your hard work and support. This has been a life changing experience for me, and I will always remember the hard times and, even more so, the good times. For the first time in as long as I can remember, the good actually outweighs the bad. I will never forget any of you, and you all will always hold a place in my heart. Again, thank you so much for helping me face my fears and giving me the tools and confidence to get my life back.