Trich-Up-My-Sleeve

Trich up my sleeve

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excessofcats:

I’ve decided that if a patch of hair is really bothering me, I’m going to cut it off with scissors instead of pulling it out. If I cut it short enough, I can’t mess with it or tug on it, and I won’t get a bald patch.

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Alopecia is loss of hair. People with trichotillomania end up losing their hair because they pull it out.
the nhs website being a genius (via nokama)

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The Fall Out

panda-hugger29:

This is a poem I wrote about a disorder called Trichotillomania. This is a hair pulling disorder that affects both males and females, but mostly females.

Relief hits as a follicle of hair falls.

The itching stops, for now at least.but then the urge returns, hitting

me

like

a

ton

of

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handmade-by-emily:

If  any of my dear followers have BFRB (body focused repetitive behaviour)  disorders such as trichotillomania or dermatillomania, just a reminder that I make these fiddle toys for the price of posted ($2 around Australia,  $5 elsewhere),  or for free if you can’t  afford that.

There are also links made of beaded rings that you can turn around each other,  that I will add to the store later. 

Please share if you know someone who needs these. They help me so much,  and  I would love to help change one person’s  life. 2

handmade-by-emily:

If any of my dear followers have BFRB (body focused repetitive behaviour) disorders such as trichotillomania or dermatillomania, just a reminder that I make these fiddle toys for the price of posted ($2 around Australia, $5 elsewhere), or for free if you can’t afford that.

There are also links made of beaded rings that you can turn around each other, that I will add to the store later.

Please share if you know someone who needs these. They help me so much, and I would love to help change one person’s life. 2

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trichotillomania

wh0even:

it’s a nasty habit and I’ve noticed it getting progressively worse but I have an impulse control disorder called trichotillomania. it’s a bit difficult to explain, but similar to how some individuals bite their nails and find it somewhat comforting, I pull strands of hair out of my scalp. in all…

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trichotillomania ☹ f.a.q.

keepitsurrealfanfiction:

Just an F.A.Q. about my dumb disorder. <3 

What is Trichotillomania?

  • The compulsive urge to pull out one’s own hair, leading to noticeable hair loss, distress, and social or functional impairment. (Can include head hair, facial hair, and other bodily hair.)

How long have you had Trich?

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OCD Center of LA: Meditations on Hair Pulling and Skin Picking (Week of 7/21)

Suffering usually relates to wanting things to be different from the way they are.

– Allan Lokos  

Everybody suffers.  But much of our psychological suffering occurs as a result of our beliefs about how we think life “should” be, or how we would ideally like it to be.  Often, it is our over-attachment to these beliefs that turns normal, everyday pain and discomfort into true suffering.

If you have Skin Picking Disorder and Trichotillomania, you may suffer needlessly as a result of this type of over-attachment to certain beliefs.  An unwanted blemish or hair (or event or feeling) is not as you wish it would be, which leads to distress, which in turn leads to a picking or pulling episode.  This not only worsens the physical consequences of these conditions, but leads to more psychological suffering in the form of hours (or days) of self-loathing during which you spend a great deal of time negatively evaluating yourself and your behavior.  Common negative thoughts might include “I should have been able to overcome the urge to pick or pull,” or “I look so ugly,” or “I am inadequate” or “I am hopeless”.  Over time, and with much repetition, these types of thoughts become internalized into an overall negative belief system you have about yourself, which only increases your suffering.

The long-term goal of recovery is to develop more psychological flexibility by making room for all of the imperfections of real life, thus lessening the emotional suffering you experience.  Life will never be 100% free of pain and suffering.  In fact, life is full of unavoidable pain, such as the pain we experience with serious illness or injury, or the death of a loved one.  However, much of our psychological pain is self-created by thoughts and beliefs that are unhelpful, and which ultimately lead to picking and pulling setbacks.  If you do not measure up to what you think is acceptable, you may ultimately inhibit and prolong your recovery.  Alternatively, by accepting all of life, including your imperfections, you will reduce your suffering and move further down the road of recovery.

1. How often do you get stuck in the trap of judging yourself and your picking and pulling behavior, and not allowing room for imperfection?

2. What specific thoughts do you have after a setback that might increase your suffering?

3.  What thoughts might be more helpful in promoting your long-term recovery?

Tip of the week: When you experience negative self-talk, notice how this increases your suffering, and choose instead to fully accept yourself, including your imperfections.

Filed under trich trichotillomania dermatillomania BFRB

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How 2,100 Selfies and One Brave Woman Inspired the Internet

radiofireworks:

I might have cried a litte when this randomly appeared in my Facebook newsfeed.