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Vibrating bracelet helping control compulsive hair pulling disorder

Vibrating bracelet helping control compulsive hair pulling disorder

July 07, 2022

Director of Awareness with HabitAware, Ellen Crupi, says she has a common, yet unspoken disorder called Trichotillomania (trik-o-til-o-MAY-nee-uh). Crupi spoke with Keni Mac on Loving Living Local, sharing her journey battling the compulsive hair-pulling disorder since she was 10 years old. Trichotillomania is a mental health disorder involving recurrent, irresistible urges to pull out hair from one’s own scalp, eyebrows, eyelashes, or other areas of the body, despite trying to stop. It falls underneath an umbrella term – “Body Focused Repetitive Behaviors”, also known as BFRBs, such as Dermatillomania, compulsive skin picking, nail biting, check biting and tongue chewing. That’s where the HabitAware Keen Bracelet comes in.



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What are the underlying conditions of our BFRBs? How do you meet yourself with compassion? What we use as reminders? What does pain push us to do? Featured guest: Aneela Idnani, cofounder of HabitAware. 
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HabitAware Keen Sizing Guide

Not sure which size is right for you?

It's important that Keen has a snug fit on your wrist. Here's a quick guide to help you decide which bracelet size to order:


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Sporty Keen (original)