There are many online groups for affected people where individuals can exchange information, especially on Facebook. We advise registering on forums that require membership and are moderated so that the communication is polite and constructive and the forum is not being misused to advertise harmful or useless products. Below, we have compiled blogs and videos that we consider helpful. If we have forgotten something or you disagree with the inclusion of a particular link, feel free to reach out to us!
The New York Times wrote a touching article about Deborah Huffman, who severely struggles with skin picking, and her journey of accepting the disorder. As you will learn, acceptance does not mean giving up!
This YouTube Channel features numerous videos on skin picking in various formats, including a question-and-answer video, strategies for stopping skin picking, and an interview with the author of a self-help book.
The homepage of the TLC Foundation has a huge community and many blog entries. Registration is free of charge. It is a good way for those affected by the condition to gather information and get in touch with fellow sufferers.
The homepage of this foundation contains numerous testimonials from affected individuals as well as helpful links, blog entries, and tips on dealing with skin picking during COVID-19 and social isolation.
StopPicking.com is an online behavioral program designed to help individuals reduce unwanted skin picking, nail biting, and lip-cheek biting. The program is designed to help individuals identify situations associated with their picking or biting behaviors. It also recommends strategies that might help change the behaviors. It is not considered therapy in a strict sense and is not intended to replace individual behavioral therapy.
A woman who suffers from trichotillomania shares personal stories and gives insights into her life with trichotillomania and how she deals with it. Through her stories, family members and/or sufferers will gain a deeper understanding of the disorder.
Dr. Pasternak has suffered from skin picking herself and has successfully freed herself from it. She now wants to help other women become free from skin picking, hair pulling, and other body-focused repetitive behaviors (BFRBs).
The Manhattan Center for Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy runs Mental Health Blogs on their website, including a blog on trichotillomania. In this article, Rachel Chang, a doctor in Psychology, discusses current treatment options for the disorder.
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