I think this will be the biggest BFRB Awareness Weeks ever. At least as far as I can remember. I see a lot of people posting and tagging and getting really excited.
This is our big chance to inform people about these disorders and raise awareness about picking and pulling and all the other…
We couldn’t agree more! The number of people participating, sharing, and reaching out is amazing. People with all types of BFRBs are seeing the commonality of these behaviors and banding together. It’s an exciting time for BFRB awareness!
Those words devastated me. Crushed. Hearing someone tell me that, that this what not my life. I will not get that.
I will not get the life I want. I will not get the parents Or family that I want. I am stuck with what I have. My life is not like other people’s life. My family is not other people’s family. This is my life.
But it also helped free me. I didn’t have to hold on to some idealized life, idealized family. Idealized version of me. I won’t get certain things. I understand that better now. My life is different.
This is my life now. I’m ready.
If you were interested in attending an IN-PERSON support meeting.. what would some of your worries/anxieties be? What would make you go?
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I made a reaaally long vlog style video, so if anyone is interested and has 10 minutes to spare… #Dermatillomania.
Awareness Week is coming!! Be sure to share this picture around :)
Writing is a great form of therapy, and as a bonus, it’s free! Have you given any thought to your personal BFRB Story?
- When did I start?
- Who knows, who doesn’t know about my BFRB? Why or why not?
- Has my BFRB affected my life decisions & choices?
- How do I feel about my BFRB? Am I accepting of it?
- What would I tell people if I was given the chance to do it anonymously?
BFRB Awareness is coming up (October 1st-7th), and we here at CBSN feel that sharing your story is a great way to reflect upon your BFRB experiences, both positive and negative. Would you like to share your story (regardless of where you live in the world)? It can be done anonymously, or you can use this as a way to “come out” of the BFRB closet.
Help break the stigma and spread awareness by sharing your story.
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I need to keep reminding myself that nobody has perfect skin, it simply doesn’t exist.
I know you’re afraid of being rejected because of your disorder, I have felt like this too. My classmates don’t know about my OCD, neither does my friend. I think it’s better you talk to your parents first, so that you could get treatment and talk with a psychotherapist about your fears and how to tell others about OCD.
If your parents are in denial, don’t give up! My parents were in denial and I had tot make an enormous effort to make them arrange an appointment with a psychiatrist. And it paid off.
PS: It means a lot to me that you decided to ask me for help, even though I’m just a stranger.
Stay strong friend!
My mom was in denial or didn’t believe it was a problem for a long time. And my dad doesn’t know. But I recently gave a speech in a summer session i took at my university about the new DSM, and told the class about my dermatillomania. I’ve since had several of them come up to me asking more about it and telling me how brave it was for me to do that. They were all really supportive. And if anyone wasn’t, they haven’t said anything.