Posts Tagged: awareness

Resource Review: Laura Barton’s “Project Dermatillomania: The Stories Behind Our Scars”

July 2, 2014 5:52 pm Published by 1 Comment

Compiled by Laura Barton, Project Dermatillomania: The Stories Behind Our Scars is an easy yet gripping read containing 11 stories of people with Excoriation Disorder who met each other through the Facebook group Dermatillomania Awareness. This book is simplified only in terms of reading level, but certainly not in content. If you are one of… Read more »

60 Reasons Why We Need BFRB Awareness

January 2, 2014 6:08 pm Published by 2 Comments

Body-Focused Repetitive Behaviors (BFRB’s) is the term for a group of Obsessive- Compulsive and Related Disorders that describes someone who engages in a chronic behavior causing damage to oneself repetitively, often in order to feel psychological relief. These disorders are not yet well-known to the public which causes many roadblocks for sufferers who are seeking… Read more »

BFRB Ribbons for Awareness Week!

September 15, 2013 5:19 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

With support for Dermatillomania, Trichotillomania, and other BFRB’s expanding worldwide a new awareness ribbon that represents this community has been established! Not only do these green with blue ribbons help to raise more awareness, they help us all connect to each other “in the real world”. Just pin one on your backpack or on an… Read more »

Empowerment Through Advocacy

June 26, 2013 5:45 pm Published by 3 Comments

A lot of people ask me how I had the courage to “come out” and advocate for an illness so shameful that most of the world doesn’t even know it exists. Some believe that picking your skin is a “disgusting habit” or that engaging in this behavior on a compulsive level is an indicator of… Read more »

The Vicious Cycles

March 6, 2013 3:14 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

While many skin pickers know of the main vicious cycle in our daily lives, there is an underlying cycle that keeps many of us repressed and discouraged. The one we know about is the internal cycle that keeps our disorder alive and thriving while the other one is external and holds us back from sharing… Read more »

Dr. Phil’s Distorted Beauty

January 23, 2013 4:35 pm Published by 13 Comments

Perhaps my pleas have finally been heard. I have contacted the Dr. Phil show on numerous occasions: through YouTube over 5 years ago, through the show’s website, and even in a recent blog post asking for them to bring awareness to Dermatillomania. While my direct requests have never been answered, I would like to think… Read more »