There are many online support groups you can join to engage in discussions with others who are dealing with Trichotillomania. You can also use the platform as a sounding board to open up and share your experiences. I have found that hearing other people’s stories has provided me with much needed comfort and support. It is relieving to know that you are not alone.
Here are a list of online support groups that I have found most helpful:
- TLC Trich Support. My personal favorite. This e-mail support group was created by the Trichotillomania Learning Center and has over 2,000 active members (you can find other online groups from TLC on their website). The group can be accessed if you have a Yahoo! account. It is restricted, so you must send in a request for admission.
- PsychForums. PsychForums is a platform dedicated to mental health issues. There are scores of forums, including Trichotillomania, that may be helpful for you. Simply create an account and verify it via e-mail. It’s that simple.
- +Supportgroups. Create an account on +supportgroups and gain access to the Trich support group and thousands of other members.
- Daily Strength. Join this group and check out stories from hundreds of other members who can walk you through any questions you may have.
- Experience Project. The least active of the aforementioned groups, but still helpful nonetheless.