2018 TLC BFRB Conference

 

A REFLECTION ON THE 2018 CONFERENCE ON BODY-FOCUSED REPETITIVE BEHAVIORS (BFRBS)

Here are some powerful and moving take aways by Carlee

(Buzz Be Well) https://www.carleebusby.com/about/

I’m still riding the high from my first BFRB conference. To be honest, even though I have been meaning to go to one of these conferences for 15 years, I had fairly low expectations. I told myself that I already knew everything there was to know about BFRBs and assumed I wouldn’t get too much out of it. But I was so wrong. So wrong. This event completely exceeded my expectations. Continue reading “2018 TLC BFRB Conference”

Recently published article in The Washington Post

From Washington Post / Health & Science

Pulling your hair or picking at skin can be signs of serious disorders

Lucy Harper, 17, a high school junior who lives in College Station, Tex., has been picking at her skin for as long as she can remember. When she was in seventh grade, she also started pulling out her hair.“For a while my skin picking was under the radar, but it was because I was pulling my hair,” she says. “If I wanted my skin to clear up, I’d stop picking and start pulling. If I wanted my hair to grow back, I’d stop pulling and start picking.”She lost so much hair that her middle school classmates asked whether she was going bald. “I tried everything to stop picking and pulling,” she says. “I bought tons of fidget toys. I tried constraining my arm with a wrist brace. I got permission to wear gloves and a hat to school, and I even once went to piano lessons with Band-Aids on every one of my fingertips.” Continue reading “Recently published article in The Washington Post”

This is My Brave Show

This is My Brave

Auditions are closed! We have our LA cast for “This Is My Brave” and what a courageous cast it is. Save the date: January 22, 2017. Please donate or consider being a sponsor:

http://www.bfrb.org/mybravela

I am co-producing the show and 100 % of proceeds goes to ending the stigma around mental illness (anxiety, depression, bfrb’s and other related disorders.)

BFRB Awareness Week

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It’s Awareness week for those who are suffering with BFRB’s. If you know someone who is suffering, please let them know they are not alone. 2 out of 50 people have a BFRB, but 50 out of 50 people struggle with feelings of sadness and low self-esteem; we all conceal parts of ourselves from others.”

 

http://www.smobserved.com/story/2016/10/01/news/hair-pulling-and-skin-picking-understanding-hidden-behavioral-disorders/2049.html

BFRB Week

At least 2-3 out of 50 people have a BFRB, but 50 out of 50 people struggle with feelings of sadness and low self-esteem; feelings often exacerbated by BFRB disorders. Though there is not yet a cure for BFRBs, the shame created by these disorders is curable through raising awareness and empowering those with BFRBs to find support and community.