Canadian mental health advocate Angela Hartlin is a leading voice in educating the public about excoriation disorder (aka, “dermatillomania”). She has been actively involved with two organizations in the world that raise awareness for compulsive skin picking and other Body-Focused Repetitive Behaviors (BFRBs): TLC Foundation for BFRBs and Canadian BFRB Support Network (CBSN). She is the author of the memoir FOREVER MARKED: A Dermatillomania Diary and star of the 2015 documentary Scars of Shame. She has been featured in the media over 35 times through newspapers/ magazines, news stations, and mental health community sites. Those publications include The Huffington Post, The Mighty, CTV, Fox News LA, Global Halifax, The Chronicle Herald, The Canadian Press, and more.
After appearing on The Doctors Angela received help from Karen Pickett and is currently finishing the draft of her upcoming book about dermatillomania recovery. She is currently living with her husband and daughter while continuing to be an advocate by spreading awareness in order to remove stigmas surrounding mental health. Angela has dedicated her life to erasing the stigma associated with BFRBs while pursuing new avenues of raising worldwide awareness.