The first week of October is BFRB Awareness Week.
Did you know?
“Body-focused repetitive behaviors belong on the list of MOST common mental health disorders. At least 3-5% of the population is affected by a body-focused repetitive behavior (BFRB), a general term for a group of related disorders that includes hair pulling (trichotillomania) disorder, skin picking (excoriation) disorder, and nail-biting (onychophagia). These behaviors are not habits or tics; rather, they are complex disorders that cause people to repeatedly touch their hair and body in ways that result in physical damage.”