Recent Press Releases
The TLC Foundation Launches BFRB Awareness Week 2022 with a New Accessible Website Translated in 5 Languages
In addition to unparalleled resources, the new website includes accessibility adjustments to be seizure safe, ADHD friendly, and profiles for vision impairment, cognitive disabilities, and motor impairment, ensuring equal access to life-changing support.
(SANTA CRUZ, CA – SEPTEMBER 29, 2022)
The TLC Foundation for Body-Focused Repetitive Behaviors (BFRBs) is proud to launch BFRB Awareness Week 2022 with a new website that includes accessibility adjustments to be seizure safe, ADHD friendly, and profiles for vision impairment, cognitive disabilities, and motor impairment.
Dr Hen Says Creates Informative Health Education Cartoon about Body-Focused Repetitive Behaviors with The TLC Foundation
The latest Dr Hen Says health education cartoon shares common BFRBs, including hair pulling, skin picking, nail biting, cheek biting, hair ingestion, and skin eating.
(SANTA CRUZ, CA– AUGUST 18, 2022)
The TLC Foundation for Body-Focused Repetitive Behaviors (BFRBs) is proud to announce a partnership with Dr Hen Says to bring greater awareness and understanding to body-focused repetitive behaviors through a health education cartoon.
The TLC Foundation for Body-Focused Repetitive Behaviors Celebrates August’s National Hair Loss Awareness Month By Growing Awareness of People Experiencing Hair Pulling or Trichotillomania
(SANTA CRUZ, CA– AUGUST 1, 2022)
The TLC Foundation for Body-Focused Repetitive Behaviors (BFRBs) is sharing its support of National Hair Loss Awareness Month celebrated in August. Over 80 million individuals experience hair loss every year, with 40% of those experiencing hair loss being women. Individuals who experience hair loss can also include those who have a BFRB called trichotillomania, also known as hair pulling disorder.
First-Ever Precision Medicine Study of Body-Focused Repetitive Behaviors Launches Nationwide
Expanding resources for people affected by body-focused repetitive behaviors
Patient Testing at Three Top Medical Centers in Boston, Chicago, and Los Angeles
Santa Cruz, CA – February 8, 2017 –
The TLC Foundation for Body-Focused Repetitive Behaviors announces the launch of the first-ever precision medicine study of people suffering from body-focused repetitive behaviors (BFRBs). BFRBs are a category of health disorders that cause repetitive hair pulling (trichotillomania), skin picking (excoriation), and nail biting (onychophagia), among other behaviors. It is estimated that roughly 1-in-20 individuals suffer from BFRBs, which typically begin in adolescence and often go untreated, resulting in physical damage such as bald patches, scarring, and infection as well as the emotional damage of shame and self-imposed isolation.