If your friend has a compulsive disorder, no matter how well meaning you are, please do not do not do not ask them to “stop for me”. This puts them under an extreme amount of pressure, and if they relapse (which they could), you are basically giving them a massive guilt trip on top of the disgust in themselves they will already have. Please. Do not.
<b><p></b> <b><p></b> <b><p></b> <b>ICD:</b> Pull out your hair.<p/><b>Me:</b> What, why?<p/><b>ICD:</b> Pull out your hair.<p/><b>Me:</b> You have a compelling argument. But no.<p/><b>ICD:</b> Pull out your hair.<p/><b>Me:</b> No.<p/><b>ICD:</b> <p/><b>Me:</b> <p/><b>ICD:</b> Pull out yo-<p/><b>Me:</b> FUCK IT. LET'S GO.<p/></p><p/></p><p/></p><p/></p>
I’m so glad so many more people are coming out about having trichotillomania.. when I first heard of it, there was barely any info, no doctor knew it, I felt so alone nowadays there are youtubers and famous people who acknowledge their disorder to the public and it’s so nice?? not to be alone?? or a complete freak?
Hello you wonderful person with Dermatillomania and/or Trichotillomania
Your hairloss isn’t ugly
Your scars aren’t ugly
Your thin patches aren’t ugly
Your scabs aren’t ugly
Your bald patches aren’t ugly
Your infected cuts aren’t ugly
Your lack of eyelashes/eyebrows aren’t ugly
Your raw skin isn’t ugly.
I know it can be really really frustrating sometimes but I really want you to know that you are so so so so beautiful whether or not your bfrb is visible. You’re absolutely fucking gorgeous and having scabs or scars or bald patches or thin hair or whatever doesn’t change that one itty bitty bit. Stay strong, friend.
i got a new app for my trich and i really like it! it’s called SkinPick and it’s applicable for pretty much all bfrb’s. it’s really nice compared to other (more general) apps i’ve tried because it has you rate the intensity of your urge, identify the problem areas (face/legs/fingers, etc), and write about your thoughts/feelings during and after picking. plus, it can show your progress over time and help you understand your triggers. very user-friendly and simple. i recommend it :)