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grandesgirl , 23 Dec 2021

Grief Pulling

In early November I lost my grandmother to cancer, and it has been really hard for me this past month and a half. But my trich is just getting worse each and every day. I keep pulling my hair out all the time, and it's so annoying because I want to be able to stop. Any suggestions?

1 Answer
November 22, 2023


I'm truly sorry to hear about the loss of your grandmother, and it's completely understandable that this has been a challenging time for you.

It's not uncommon for stress or emotional difficulties, like the grief you're experiencing, to impact urges and compulsions for trich.

During such times, finding ways to manage stress might help alleviate the urge to pull. Engaging in activities that bring you comfort or relaxation, like mindfulness exercises, deep breathing, or hobbies that keep your hands busy, could be beneficial. Additionally, consider seeking support from a therapist. They can provide personalized strategies to help you cope during this difficult period and work towards managing your hair-pulling urges.

Wishing you well on your healing journey.

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