What are BFRBs?
BFRBs are among the most poorly understood, underdiagnosed, and untreated group of mental health disorders.
Learn more about how to support people experiencing body-focused repetitive behaviors.
Read inspiring stories of hope and healing.
Learn and build relationships with other community members through our upcoming events.
Find answers to a wide range of common questions related to BFRBs.
Health Education Library
TLC's health education library is full of helpful information to manage your BFRBs.
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TLC funds research that leads to better treatment options. Read more about current research supporting the BFRB community.
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TLC offers several online referral directories to support your BFRB journey.
Do you provide services for people with BFRBs?
Grow awareness of your services by applying to be listed.
Find a peer-led support group.
Medical and Therapeutic Providers
Find a medical or therapeutic provider with training in BFRBs.
Find a salon, skin care, permanent make up, and more.
Your kindness and commitment to TLC ensures that when people reach out for help, we're there to provide support.
Make a One-Time Gift
A single gift can transform the lives of individuals experiencing BFRBs.
Become a Sponsor
Philanthropic sponsorships support operations, programming, research, and training.
Monthly Recurring Donation
Please help TLC continue to transform lives by becoming a sustaining donor.
Include a gift to The TLC Foundation for BFRBs in your will or trust.
Shanthi Empowerment Fund
Created in honor of Shanthi Veeramachaneni, the fund supports TLC's health education and community programming.
Support TLC through transfer appreciated stocks, bonds, or mutual fund shares.
Health Education and Community
Health Education and Community Programs
TLC offers a variety of health education and community programs to increase knowledge, build connections, and enhance quality of life.
Access past TLC Talks webinars on a variety of topics of interest to the BFRB community.
BFRB Awareness Week
Every October 1-7, the BFRB community gathers from across the globe to celebrate all things BFRB!
TLC Annual Conference
The TLC Annual Conference is a transformative experience for BFRB experts and community members alike.
Clinical Training and Research
Clinical Training and Research
TLC offers training for medical and therapeutic providers, along with funding research that supports the BFRB community.
Professional Training Institute
Training for medical and therapeutic providers in cognitive-behavioral treatment for BFRBs.
Get VPTI Certified
Purchase VPTI by following this link.
Get Listed on TLC's Online Referral Directory
Grow awareness of your practice through an online listing.
Research and Grants
Learn more about TLC's BPM project, current research, and grant opportunities.
Volunteer for Research
Get involved in making a difference for the BFRB community.
TLC is a heart-centered organization dedicated to supporting people experiencing BFRBs, their family members, and loved ones.
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Young Adult Advisory Council
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