The BFRB Men's Online Peer Support Group serves as a safe space for male-identifying individuals with BFRBs to find support and community. Individuals from other gender identities, such as non-binary individuals, are also welcome to attend, as long as they feel they can benefit from the support group.
We recognize that discussing BFRBs is not an easy subject for everyone; our intention is to provide a safe environment to foster growth and healing through vulnerability, empathy, and understanding.
This peer-led group offers individuals a safe, non-judgmental space to gather for a common purpose, raise awareness, meet others who can empathize, and develop individualized coping skills.
During each session, we conduct check-ins, provide support, resources, and discuss experiences with BFRBs - both experiences unique to being male-identifying and general BFRB life experiences. Participation during the sessions is encouraged but not required if you feel uncomfortable sharing. We hope that when you’re ready, you’ll feel comfortable joining us for a meeting.
Meeting times: Last Wednesday of each month, from 8:30 pm to 10 pm (Eastern), 5:30 pm to 7 pm (Pacific)
All of our support group meetings are held online via Zoom and we require all members to read our Code of Conduct before registering and attending.
If you are registering from your phone or a tablet, make sure to separately select the meeting occurrence(s) you wish to attend from the drop-down menu, as you will use this registration link to register for all online meetings.
Participants are required to sign up in advance for each monthly meeting, and will be sent information on how to join the meeting after submitting their registration
The registration link is: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZIqdeCsqjktGdRrhVI0Yh_YoRm3V_XgRgy9
We have created a WhatsApp chat group for on-demand peer discussion and support between meetings. To join this group, please visit: https://chat.whatsapp.com/H5WBkdjU7nY3QabTRJMrOM
By registering for a support group meeting, you are agreeing to follow the Code of Conduct.
Code of Conduct
About: The BFRB (body-focused repetitive behaviors) Men’s Online Support Group is a free, welcoming, safe online space for adults who have trichotillomania, dermatillomania, and/or other BFRBs to receive and give support. The group is a peer-led support group led by other men who also have BFRBs.
Timeliness: Group will begin on time. Participants who are more than 10 minutes late should not join, as it is disruptive to the flow. If you have an extenuating circumstance you are aware of ahead of time, please contact one of our co-hosts at firstname.lastname@example.org to let us know.
Confidentiality: Everything discussed and disclosed during the group is confidential. Group member confidentiality is required - reposting, sharing, texting images from the group, screenshots, and written reviews are prohibited.
Respect and Inclusivity: This group is an inclusive environment, based on treating all individuals respectfully, regardless of gender/gender identity (including transgender status), sexual orientation, age, disability, nationality, ethnicity, or religion (or lack thereof). We value respectful behavior above individual opinions, which includes: Be considerate, kind, constructive, and helpful. Avoid demeaning, discriminatory, harassing, hateful, or threatening behavior, speech, and imagery. If you're not sure what this entails, ask.
If you're attending for the first time or have questions you can email us at email@example.com.
We look forward to welcoming you into our community!
Eric, Gordon, Stephen
BFRB Men’s Online Support Group Team