About the TLC Foundation for BFRBs
Inspiring Hope. Empowering Healing. Stronger Together.
Founded in 1991, The TLC Foundation for Body-Focused Repetitive Behaviors is a health-related human services organization dedicated to supporting the 1-in-20 individuals experiencing body-focused repetitive behaviors (BFRBs) through advocacy, awareness, connection, health education, celebration, and equitable access to effective evidence-based treatments.
Heart is at the center of everything we do – please join us to achieve our vision of a world where:
- Body-Focused Repetitive Behaviors (BFRBs) are diagnosed quickly.
- Body-Focused Repetitive Behaviors are widely known and understood in the general community.
- BFRBs are not a source of shame.
- Isolation is lessened.
- Equitable, effective treatment is available to all people experiencing BFRBs.
- Health education information and resources are readily available to people experiencing BFRBs and their families.
Get connected through health education and community programs. Participate in BFRB Awareness Week, annually October 1-7. Regularly visit the TLC website, Instagram and Facebook pages. Sign up to receive TLC's online newsletter for updates and programming details.
There is a great big BFRB community waiting to support you. You are not alone!
We are stronger together, and when we work together, there's nothing we can't accomplish!
As a donor-supported nonprofit, TLC relies on the kindness and generosity of our community to sustain operations and programming. You can help TLC by spreading awareness of our work and impact to the BFRB community to those you think may connect to our purpose. Encourage them to become allies to the 1-in-20 people experiencing hair pulling, skin picking, nail biting, cheek biting, and other associated behaviors. Attend health education and community programs. Participate in BFRB Awareness Week, annually October 1-7. Advocate to your local, state, and federal elected officials for additional funding to continue BFRB research.