"why are you doing that to your hair, it was so pretty before"
"just choose to stop, it's your decision"
"you're doing this on purpose"
"you're thinking about shaving your head? that's just crazy."
"you're not even trying to stop"
"nobody wants a bald girlfriend"
"doesn't it hurt?"
"why can't you just stop?"
"you're gonna go bald"
"you know someday the hair just won't
"you're just doing this for attention"
"just stop playing with your hair"
I appreciate if you're trying to help, but these phrases don't. Trichotillomania is a condition, not a choice, and millions of people around the world suffer from the trauma it produces. Spread the word. Stop the stigma.
I’ve seen a few exasperated comments lately about how people who’d never mentioned Robin Williams before were suddenly such huge fans of his work after he died, and posts…
OMG, when I heard about Robin Williams, I instantly thought of Phil Hartman. Hartman was the first celebrity that I remember feeling an intense sense of loss when he was killed. I also still have pangs for Paul Newman and Mitch Hedburg. Also, it’s really hard for me to listen to the Good Will Hunting Soundtrack because I loved the music of Elliot Smith and I listening to him 24/7 when I was taking guitar lessons. My teacher adapted a few of his songs to make them easier for me to play, as a beginning student. I think I’m going to go have a good cry now…
She got out of bed to tell me she is afraid of… growing up, crashing her car when she learns how to drive, having babies, not seeing her sister when they live in different houses, and dying. She’s a heavy thinker.