Trichotillomania (Hair Pulling) Support Group

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Hello!!

Hi I'm Jess


I'm new to this but hoping I can get some support and know I'm not alone. So I've suffered from Trichotillomania for about a year now. I used to have super long, thick, dark hair that I loved! But thanks to school I started pulling. My mother made a comment saying "what ever you're doing to you hair stop it. It's starting to look ratty". Thanks Mum. It did wonders for my self esteem

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headrushlush
headrushlush

Hey Jess! I'm Liz :) I've been living with this D.O. since I was about 15 - I'm 28 now. It definitely has it's ups and downs... but it definitely helps talking about it. Please feel free to PM me if you want/need for advice or kind words :)
Jess17B
Jess17B

Thanks Liz ☺️
lalabub
lalabub

That stinks that your mom said that, but does she know whats going on with you? I think I've made my biggest steps forward when I told my sister and husband about what was going on. I don't think they quite understand, but they are my supporters. Hope you can find someone to confide in!
ab1993
ab1993

I'm so sorry about your mum i know its so hard when your family and friends don't understand and make you feel even worse. Trust me you are NOT alone, I hope you find some support in this group :)