YOU ARE
not alone

The TLC Foundation for Body-Focused Repetitive Behaviors helps end isolation and shame for people experiencing hair pulling, skin picking, nail biting, cheek biting, and associated behaviors.

Connect, Learn, and Grow

TLC provides the BFRB community with opportunities to connect, learn, and grow through monthly health education and outreach events.
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"I support TLC because the community I've found saved my life. I've met my best friends through TLC Conferences and events!"

-Gessie

"Connection is the BEST medicine. Thanks to TLC, I'll never feel isolated in my BFRB again."

-Olivia

"I have been a part of this community for a number of years and made great friends."

-Jen

"I feel it is so very important to show the general population what mental illness looks like in everyday life. Anybody can develop a mental illness."

-Janet

"I support TLC because of all the love and support they give me and all the people like me. Finding TLC was like finding air when suffocating."

-Ogechukwu

"I wholeheartedly LOVE TLC! 💙💚"

-Maddie

"I have been a TLC member longer than I can remember. They’ve helped me beyond anything ever could when I finally stopped hiding my BFRB."

-Tina

"TLC: working so many years spreading awareness and supporting people with BFRBs."

-Jose

"I support TLC because they enrich the lives of people with BFRBs across the world and help us feel less alone."

-Haley

"I have been dealing with trich my whole life. Although I wear a wig, I am comfortable talking about my disorder now, and enjoyed my Master’s graduation."

-Lauren

"I have trichotillomania and love everything TLC does for the BFRB community."

-Barbara

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TLC is a heart-centered organization that has been dedicated to breaking down myths and misperceptions about people experiencing BFRBs since 1991.
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