How many people are affected by trichotillomania?
It is estimated that approximately 3% of the world’s population is affected by the disorder in some way. You’ll know how many children you teach each year, so you can estimate how often you might be in a position to help a child to cope with trichotillomania.
Here at Trichotillomania Support, we provide a safe zone where adults and children can confide, create, recover and discover using interactive, cutting-edge technology, the power to challenge and change, beliefs and behaviours that may have previously lead to hair or eyelash pulling. Our facilities include buddying, coaching and coaxing.
The abbreviated term for Trichotillomania here is tric (pronounced trick) and people with the disorder are known within our community as tricsters. TricSTARS are those who are more than 100 days pull free. You could even make a reward chart or encourage the child to confidentially talk to you about whether they have pulled each day. You really CAN make a difference. We’re grateful for your assistance and research and you can call us on 07910 114739 but we cannot return your call. We’re volunteer run, so if we are on another call or don’t have a volunteer available please try again. Please also give that phone number to your pupil, as we are here to help.