I pull out my hair. Hair pulling is a coping mechanism for stress, anxiety, boredom and other emotions. The behavior is often trancelike – characterized by a compulsive urge to pull out hair on the head, face or other parts of the body. It is a disorder medically known as trichotillomania.
The 10th local event, being held July 25 downtown at the Fargo Civic Center, will include 28 speakers and performers.
"I also think we need to recognize that our minds are fragile and mental health disorders can strike at any time. We need our governments, our insurance companies, our education system and our healthcare providers to build a better support system for those with mental health conditions. We need more preventative care and early intervention."
Members of Minnesota’s tech, business and startup communities converged in downtown Minneapolis Wednesday night to celebrate Minne Inno’s Inno on Fire, a party honoring 50 of the most innovative companies and individuals in the state.
Habits often become "mindless"... you might not even know you are doing it. And, if you do, you often come up with excuses in your mind why you need to.
Habits can lead shame and embarrassment and impact your daily life.
Nail biting, thumb sucking, hair pulling and skin picking are just some of the habits Keen can help with...
Ellen Crupi can easily recall when she first pulled out a strand of her long dark hair in the same way some people might remember their first kiss or losing their first tooth. She was 12 years old and in gym class at her suburban Rhode Island middle school, waiting for teams to be chosen.
“I was probably just playing with my hair to calm myself down, and I pulled a piece out. I don’t know why,” says the 54-year-old Crupi, who lives in Bethesda. “Ever since that moment, I was hooked. I just felt a zing.”
Pulling out her hair became a coping mechanism for Crupi, a way to tackle anxiety or even boredom, and nothing she was too concerned about at first.
Alan interviews Aneela Idnani - inventor of the Keen bracelet.
Tune in to learn how, after suffering for years with a psychological disorder that caused her to pull out all her eyebrows, she invented a solution - the Keen bracelet.
The Keen bracelet has changed habits and touched thousands of lives all over the globe.
You, she reminds, are who’s really in control. And that’s where Keen comes in. When the bracelet vibrates, it’s bringing the picking compulsion from the subconscious into the conscious — giving you the ability to then consciously say to yourself “my hands are not where I want them to be”.
It's important that Keen fits snugly. Here's a quick guide to help you decide which bracelet size to order: