Posts By: Skin Picking Support (Angela)

Dr Phil’s Obsessed and Over It

December 19, 2013 3:13 pm Published by 13 Comments

<<< CLICK HERE to watch the Excoriation segment of “Obsessed and Over It” >>>   As an episode of Dr. Phil was coming to a close yesterday, a commercial about 21 year old Samantha caught my eye; she is a skin picker who cannot stop “disfiguring” her face and body, according to the enthusiastic narrator… Read more »

How Media Pushes Us to Thrive for Perfect Skin

November 6, 2013 5:30 pm Published by 3 Comments

All too often we are introduced to images through our televisions, cell phones, tablets, and computers that do not correctly portray reality. Many activists challenge the images of “the ideal body” by exposing how already gorgeous models and celebrities are slimmed down to a size 0 using photo/ video editing software. On a conscience level,… 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 »

Mother, May I?

July 19, 2013 4:38 pm Published by 3 Comments

Bringing a beautiful bundle of joy into the world is an exciting, yet terrifying time of life that forever changes the course of your own. You want the very best for your innocent offspring and develop fears that your child will be shafted in this competition called “Survival”. As a mother or father with Dermatillomania,… 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 »

Beneath the Layers

June 5, 2013 5:37 pm Published by 9 Comments

With warm weather arriving in my neck of the woods, I am reminded why the carefree air of the summer is really a prison for those of us who are permanently scarred and unable to conjure the confidence in wearing what we want when facing the general public. Tank tops, shorts, skirts, and even sandals… Read more »