Posts Categorized: Awareness

The Fetishization of Dermatillomania

January 16, 2017 8:48 am Published by 2 Comments

With awareness of Body-Focused Repetitive Behaviors (BFRBs) beginning to gain traction across the world, it is important to discuss how disorders such as Dermatillomania affects a person’s quality of life. From social isolation to embarrassment of marks, most people who compulsively pick at their skin keep it a secret so that they won’t be judged… 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 »