Following the release of her 2009 memoir FOREVER MARKED: A Dermatillomania Diary, Canadian mental health advocate Angela Hartlin became the first person to publicly bring attention to dermatillomania. This launched her advocacy journey from interviews around the world to a talk show appearance that led to her recovery from this compulsive disorder.
Angela has been involved with the TLC Foundation for BFRBs and Canadian BFRB Support Network, while supporting Picking Me Foundation. She has been featured in the media over 35 times in newspapers/ articles, television, podcasts, and is the star of the documentary Scars of Shame. Publications include The Huffington Post, The Mighty, CTV, Global News, The Chronicle Herald, The Canadian Press, and more.
After appearing on The Doctors, Angela received help from licensed therapist Karen Pickett, LMFT, and is currently finishing the final draft of the co-authored book, EMBRACING DERMATILLOMANIA: Through Pain & Recovery which details her therapy from excoriation disorder. She lives with her husband and daughter while continuing to be an advocate by spreading awareness in order to remove stigmas surrounding mental health.