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Community Spotlight: Pam Katz, LCSW: Helping BFRB families Live, Love and Support

July 18, 2018

The Keen team is grateful for the ongoing support of the trichotillomania treatment professional community. We especially extend thanks to Pam Katz, LCSW for sharing her experience and “family first” approach to treating trichotillomania, dermatillomania and other body focused repetitive behaviors below. Thank you, Pam!  It is not uncommon for a child or adolescent with … Continue reading Community Spotlight: Pam Katz, LCSW: Helping BFRB families Live, Love and Support

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Community Spotlight: Kelsey: A Renaissance Woman, who just so happens to have Trichotillomania

June 20, 2018

YOU DESERVE TO BE Meet Kelsey, she’s a Keen family member, a volunteer for TLC Foundation for Body Focused Repetitive Behaviors (BFRBs) and an advocate for BFRB awareness. I met Kelsey through a mutual friend at the 2016 TLC conference. A year later, Kelsey gave a speech to share her journey and trichotillomania solution. In her … Continue reading Community Spotlight: Kelsey: A Renaissance Woman, who just so happens to have Trichotillomania

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How to stop what you’re doing and think about what you’re being.

June 14, 2018

YOU DESERVE TO BE Yesterday’s “To Do” list was so never-ending that I never got around to writing to you! Lists are my thing – they keep me organized and productive. They also keep me a little over-busy, anxious and exhausted. Which got me thinking about all the “doing” I’m doing and wondering if it’s … Continue reading How to stop what you’re doing and think about what you’re being.

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Community Spotlight: Alison Dotson: Showing Up for OCD Awareness

May 30, 2018

Alison Dotson is a mental health advocate & a new friend! Though Alison & I both live in the Twin Cities, it took Mental Health friends across the globe to make our introduction happen! I met Alison through Stuart Ralph, a Brit whom I met virtually via Liz Atkin & in person at the 2017 … Continue reading Community Spotlight: Alison Dotson: Showing Up for OCD Awareness

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Community Spotlight: Lauren McKeaney is “PICKINGME”

May 09, 2018

Lauren McKeaney has been picking her skin for 27 years. As a writer, film-maker and comedian, Lauren’s life has always been about storytelling. But, there was one story she’d never dare share…until recently. A 27-year Journey with Dermatillomania Lauren picks her skin daily. In her early years there was a great deal of hiding with … Continue reading Community Spotlight: Lauren McKeaney is “PICKINGME”

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Community Spotlight: Liz Atkin: From Compulsive Skin Picker to Compulsive Sketch Artist

April 04, 2018

Here’s our interview with Liz Atkin, visual artist and mental health advocate based in London, UK. I didn’t meet Liz first, I met her artwork, online, and immediately was drawn to it. Then I met her at the 2016 TLC Conference in Dallas, TX and immediately was drawn to her! I knew what Liz looked like, … Continue reading Community Spotlight: Liz Atkin: From Compulsive Skin Picker to Compulsive Sketch Artist

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Community Spotlight: How Lucinda Ellery broke free from hair loss to create a treatment for trichotillomania

March 28, 2018

Like many women in the US, Lucinda Ellery experienced hair loss at a young age as a result of Alopecia Areata (AA).  She was a 9-year-old girl and almost overnight lost 80% of her hair due to alopecia areata. Lucinda subsequently suffered from this condition throughout her life. “I started looking into other things when … Continue reading Community Spotlight: How Lucinda Ellery broke free from hair loss to create a treatment for trichotillomania

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#BFRBWeek 2016: Our favorite BFRB Advocates & “Storytellers”

October 04, 2016

It’s BFRB Awareness Week 2016 and we want to thank all those in the community for making some noise!  One of the best ways to learn about ANYTHING and overcome anything is through story-telling.   If you want to better understand how Body Focused Repetitive Behaviors (BFRBs) shape (or distort) people’s lives, I highly recommend …

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YOU Are Why We Are Doing This!

April 26, 2016

THANK YOU FOR THE KIND WORDS!

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3 Reasons We’re Excited for TLC’s 2016 BFRB Conference

March 10, 2016

Trichotillomania Learning Center’s 2016 Body Focused Repetitive Behavior Conference is coming up next month. We are excited to be attending for the second year in a row and here’s why:   1) We get to meet old friends!     As someone with trichotillomania, Aneela’s been in the online BFRB community for a while, making …

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May is Mental Health Awareness Month!

May 05, 2015

May is Mental Health Awareness Month.  If you didn’t know, now you are aware The world around us affects our mental well being. According to MakeItOK.org, mental health issues can be caused by all or some of the following:  “Trauma. Sometimes traumatic events can play a role in triggering a mental illness. Chemical imbalance. Chemical or biochemical …

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