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To be trusted is a greater compliment than to be loved.

It was with great anticipation that I stood outside his room on a wet and windy January evening.

My company had been requested earlier in the day, and K had agreed to look after my children so that I could go out to visit Sir. 962 more words

My son's a Trichster...

My oldest son, who we commonly call SuperTiddles, suffers from Trichotillomania. This is a condition I hadn’t heard of until a few years ago. It basically means the compulsive urge to pull one’s own hair out. 276 more words


The Battle Against Trichotillomania

This challenge is really a personal one. I know it won’t relate to everyone, but for the people who it does relate to, I hope it helps them tremendously. 1,087 more words


You have OCD 7 years later it was wrong.

Pregnant with twins 7 1/2 years ago took a strain on my body, health and mental health.

I realised I was constantly unable to stop touching my hair to the point I would feel a slight lump where the hair was broken and snap the broke piece off. 464 more words

Mental Illnesses

My Badge of Honour

I am an anxious person.

It’s strange that just five words can have so many connotations, offshoots. I wonder how many reading that statement imagine me as an introvert, how many imagine I fear any and all social interaction. 1,174 more words

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Understanding Trichotillomania

Written by Andrea Potthoff PhD LP
What is trichotillomania?
Trichotillomania (Hair-Pulling Disorder) is characterized by excessive pulling of one’s hair. This can occur anywhere on the body, including hair on the scalp, eyelashes, eyebrows, facial hair, and body hair. 457 more words

Stop Pulling My Hair Out (Attempt 2.1)

My first battle with hair pulling ended after about nine months when somehow, I managed to will myself to stop pulling. Finding my first bald patch, about the size of a 2p coin, had seriously freaked me out and so I’d been determined to stop. 852 more words

Mental Health