Do I Really Want Out of My Disorder?

A few years ago, I filled out by birth date details into a "numerology calculator" that would, supposedly, tell me all about my personality and the state of my life from these, actually pointless, numbers. Of course, if you're into numerology, I mean no harm or offence. However, this website was barely functional, and frankly,  … Continue reading Do I Really Want Out of My Disorder?

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My Doctor Had to Google My Disorder (or ‘Why Having Trichotillomania Sucks’)

As I sit in the general practitioner’s room, I scratch at the frayed material of the seat beneath me and hear my heartbeat in my ears as I wait to finally, finally be fixed. The mental health consultant I’m seeing has been assigned to me through a series of phone calls, appointments, and waiting lists. … Continue reading My Doctor Had to Google My Disorder (or ‘Why Having Trichotillomania Sucks’)

The 5 Unexpected Benefits of Having Trichotillomania // A Beginner’s Guide to a Trichy Life

For about the past decade, I've suffered with a disorder called Trichotillomania. Here's the NHS definition if you want to know more about it, and here and here are my past posts about the subject, if you want to know more from the horse's mouth (or mine. whichever). I'm not going to spend time explaining … Continue reading The 5 Unexpected Benefits of Having Trichotillomania // A Beginner’s Guide to a Trichy Life

A Beginner’s Guide to a Trichy Life: Self Harm?

Hey, hi, hello there. Without waffling too much like always, here's a blog post about why Trichotillomania isn't self harm. You're welcome. If you've read my posts before, hopefully you'll be aware (and if you weren't aware then um... surprise) that I suffer with a disorder called Trichotillomania. This is an Impulse Control Disorder (or … Continue reading A Beginner’s Guide to a Trichy Life: Self Harm?

The Beginner’s Guide to a Trichy Life: Common Questions

In reference to my previous post in this (shall I call it a series? Probably not popular enough to be called that but hey ho) series; "Introductions" (click for a link), I have decided to compile a list of all the awkward, embarrassing, sometimes downright offensive, and normal questions that people who suffer with Trich (Trichotillomania) … Continue reading The Beginner’s Guide to a Trichy Life: Common Questions