Beyond Treatment Network
Second Tuesday of Each Month, 6:30pm-7:30pm
Patients need support as they leave care, and this is even more urgent as they face the stresses of the pandemic. Isolation and anxiety are affecting everyone recovering from mental health disorders, especially OCD. Every month, OCD Wisconsin brings you the Beyond Treatment Network (BTN), which offers a safe, honest, virtual community where participants can listen, learn, and offer their experiences. For current session information and registration, refer to our home page.
OCD Community Talks
OCD Wisconsin’s speakers bureau conducts community events throughout the year. Check our Events page for details on all our activities.
Thank you to all those who participated in our screenings of the award-winning documentary “Unstuck: An OCD Kids Movie” and expert panel discussions as part of OCD Awareness week.
Click here for more on “Unstuck,” including ways to see the film.
OCD Awareness Week
OCD Awareness Week, taking place during the second full week of October each year, is an international effort to raise awareness and understanding about obsessive compulsive disorder and related disorders, with the goal of helping more people to get timely access to appropriate and effective treatment. Launched in 2009 by the the International Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder Foundation (IOCDF), OCD Awareness Week is now celebrated internationally, with events such as OCD screening days, lectures, conferences, fundraisers, online Q&As, and more.
International OCD Awareness Week – October 10-16, 2021
OCD Wisconsin hosts “Ask the Experts” panel discussions during OCD Awareness Week. This year, we are planning events in three areas of the state:
Check back for more details and registration information!
For a full list of OCD Awareness Week events happening across the country, visit the IOCDF website.
The Barry Thomet Scholarship
Do you know a high school student with Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD) who has worked to overcome obstacles?
Consider nominating them for a $500 scholarship
Download application criteria here.
Each year, OCD Wisconsin awards scholarships to a high school student demonstrating perseverance in achieving their goals while coping with OCD.
Must be nominated by her/his school counselor
Application deadline is April 30th of the award year
Counselors receive notice by May 15th of the award year
Submit your name, the nominee’s name, school, grade and why you ask for the student to be considered for the scholarship – via email to email@example.com
Barry Thomet is known for his advocacy and dedication to individuals with mental health and addiction disorders, through his more than 20 years of service at Rogers Memorial Hospital in Oconomowoc, WI. He has served as marketing liaison for the International OCD Foundation and serves as a founding member of the board of directors for OCD Wisconsin.
“A little known aspect of Barry’s work is that he is a great steward of treatment in general, not just Rogers,” says Paul Mueller, chief executive officer of Rogers Memorial Hospital. “His lightheartedness is complemented by the gentle demeanor he has with those who reach out to him. He knows the difficulty and challenges that individuals with OCD and other mental illnesses face, which makes him one of the best resources for guidance and understanding.”