Do You Pull Your Hair or Pick Your Skin? How to Cope With Trichotillomania and Dermatillomania

The urge to pull at your hair or pick at your skin – does this sound familiar to you or anyone you know?

This comic has what you need to know about BFRBs – body-focused repetitive behaviors. BFRBs include trichotillomania, which makes people pull or pluck their hair, and excoriation disorder (also known as dermatillomania), which makes people pick their skin.

Many people with these disorders don’t know much about them – and you may also feel lost about what to do about it. Try out these strategies, and remember that you’re not a failure for this – your illness is valid.

With Love,
The Editors at Everyday Feminism

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Alli Kirkham is a Contributing Comic Artist for Everyday Feminism and blogger, cartoonist, and intersectional feminist. Alli earned a BA in English Literature from Cal Poly Pomona in 2011 and uses it as an excuse to blog about books while swearing a lot. When she isn’t cartooning for Everyday Feminism or cursing at popular fiction, she posts cartoons and other silly things on her Tumblr. Check her out on Twitter @allivanlahr