"This is the perfect time to get hold of my skin picking." ~ Natasha on using Keen during social distancing.

Tips to Train Keen Accurately for Trichotillomania & Dermatillomania Treatment Recovery

Tips to Train Keen Accurately for Trichotillomania & Dermatillomania Treatment Recovery

March 03, 2020

We love hearing from you that HabitAware Keen is retraining your brain! But what happens when Keen isn't vibrating when you are engaging in our BFRB or Keen vibrates at the wrong times. In working with hundreds of Keen family members I've learned a few tricks to train Keen accurately and reduce false alarms.

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Community Spotlight: Abbe Greenberg and Maggie Sarachek are

Community Spotlight: Abbe Greenberg and Maggie Sarachek are "Anxiety Sisters"

January 21, 2020

Together with Abbe Greenberg and Maggie Sarachek, of the Anxiety Sisters, and Lauren McKeaney of PickingME Foundation we recorded a podcast to share treatments for body focused repetitive behaviors like trichotillomania and dermatillomania, along with our mental health stories.

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Conquering with Keen: Grace's Trichotillomania Treatment Story

Conquering with Keen: Grace's Trichotillomania Treatment Story

January 08, 2020

(My fiance) told me that he would love me and be so proud of me, if I had full eyebrows or no eyebrows. Even though I technically already knew this about him and my family, it still felt like a weight lifted from my heart. The next time I felt like I might pull, I snapped on my Keen bracelet. This was one of the first times I can remember that I preemptively put it on. ...Find out what happens next...

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Overcoming Trichotillomania: The Power of Awareness | TEDx Fargo

Overcoming Trichotillomania: The Power of Awareness | TEDx Fargo

December 04, 2019

In July 2019, I had the honor of sharing my trichotillomania story with 2,200 attendees at the 10th annual TEDx Fargo event, one of the largest independently organized TED events in the country. My "idea worth spreading" is the genesis of working at - and with - HabitAware Keen for the past few years: the Power of Awareness, as it relates to Body Focused Repetitive Behaviors. I believe awareness is the cure for trichotillomania and other BFRBs. Read on to learn how & why.

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Conquering with Keen: Kate learns

Conquering with Keen: Kate learns "Why Do I Pull My Hair Out?"

November 13, 2019

I started a blog, Why Do I Pull My Hair Out, to share facts I learned. I searched online for a way to control my trichotillomania at home and found Keen by HabitAware, the habit-tracking bracelet. I invested in the Keen bracelets because I often pull alone. Keen was crucial to my at-home success. My Keen bracelets remind me when my hands rose, retraining my brain over time to forgo that behavior.

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Conquering with Keen: Brianna's Story

Conquering with Keen: Brianna's Story

October 22, 2019

"The best advice I can give other kids or teenagers like me is to use your Keens to teach people so that they will learn about BFRBs and will have understanding and compassion when they come across other people with these habits. Everyone who has asked me about my bracelets has been extremely kind and understanding. I've come to accept that I shouldn't be ashamed and it helps to know that there are other people just like me working to overcome this, too."

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Guest Post: 5 Steps to Overcome Compulsive Lip Biting

Guest Post: 5 Steps to Overcome Compulsive Lip Biting

September 25, 2019

Lip biting, also called Lip Bite Keratosis, is classified as a Body-Focused Repetitive Behavior (BFRB) like Trichotillomania (hair pulling), Dermatillomania (skin picking) and Onychophagia (nail biting). This is how Kate was able to overcome compulsive lip biting.

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Research trial to investigate new treatment for trichotillomania (also known as hair pulling disorder, TTM, or trich)

Research trial to investigate new treatment for trichotillomania (also known as hair pulling disorder, TTM, or trich)

August 28, 2019

Research trial to investigate new treatment for trichotillomania

 

Find out if you qualify. Take the survey!

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Conquering with Keen - Mae's Story: Growing Hair and Confidence

Conquering with Keen - Mae's Story: Growing Hair and Confidence

August 21, 2019

Mae, 18 years old and from South Carolina, has been dealing with Trichotillomania for 3 years. This is how she’s Conquering with Keen, in her own words.

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Conquering with Keen - Monica's Hair Pulling Story

July 31, 2019

Monica lives in Minnesota and has suffered from Trichotillomania for 50 of her 58 years. This is how she’s Conquering with Keen, in her own words. 

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Conquering with Keen - Gessie's Nail Biting Story

Conquering with Keen - Gessie's Nail Biting Story

June 19, 2019

Gessie, a 20-year-old living in New York, began her struggle with Body-Focused Repetitive Behaviors (BFRBs) at the young age of 4. This is how she’s Conquering with Keen Awareness, in her own words. She's been able to stop nail biting, stop hair pulling and find acceptance with her situation. As she says, "progress is not linear...its a journey."

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Conquering with Keen: Elizabeth's Trichotillomania Recovery Story

Conquering with Keen: Elizabeth's Trichotillomania Recovery Story

May 28, 2019

Conquering with Keen: Elizabeth's Trichotillomania Recovery Story

Elizabeth is a 21-year-old from Rhode Island, attending school in upstate New York. She’s struggled with Trichotillomania since age 12. This is how she is "Conquering with Keen Awareness." Elizabeth shares that the Keen bracelet "allowed me to retrain my brain to stop pulling out my hair."

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Sizing Guide

Not sure which size is right for you?

It's important that Keen fits snugly. Here's a quick guide to help you decide which bracelet size to order:

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