Picking Me Foundation NFP is a donor-supported nonprofit that spreads awareness and inspires acceptance for Body Focused Repetitive Behaviors- in particular Dermatillomania aka Skin Picking Disorder- for sufferers, supporters, and educational communities alike, encouraging individuals to take control back from the OCD related disorder by sharing why they are #PickingMe over their BFRB.
770 N La Salle Dr #410
Chicago, IL 60654 USA
Skin picking( Dermatillomania), Body-Focused repetitive behaviors, BFRB
Mental Health Treatment (F30)
Alliance/Advocacy Organizations (P01)
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Skin Picking Support Group
Our groups are led by Lauren McKeaney, a Skin Picking Disorder Specialist whose 27 years with dermatillomania turned her from silent sufferer to adamant advocate and founder of the Picking Me Foundation. BFRB Support group will focus on listening to our experiences with the disorders, worksheets based on ACT/HRT/CBT/Perfectionism, sharing medical BFRB updates, practicing keeping our fingers busy and off our bodies with fidget toys, creating and maintaining hair pulling/ skin picking logs, tips on how to share about BFRBs with loved ones, co-workers, schools, and more! Please email Lauren@pickingme.org if interested.
Fiddle Pack Project
The Fiddle Pack Project aims to promote finger energy off the body for Dermatillomania sufferers while advocating the mental illness by donating a Fiddle Pack full of fidgets to day cares, preschools, baby-sitting orgs, pediatricians, school nurses, counselors, dermatologists, etc, for every pack purchased, while engaging community leaders with Skin Picking Disorder awareness earlier on. All of our Fiddle Packs include: the Tip List, brain shaped stress ball, tangle, pom-poms, noise putty, poppers, pipe-cleaners, erasers, fake grapes, bandaids, stickers, Picking Me Pledge Post-Its, porcupine balls, buttons, Picking Me information & 2 to 3 extra fidgets. (In EACH Fiddle Pack! We're excited, hence the caps).
Picking Me Pledge
Picking Me Foundation encourages BFRB suffers to choosing themselves over a disorder that chose them. Taking the Picking Me Pledge is a way of taking control back from these OCD relate disorder, while function as a form of Acceptance Tolerance (ACT) of living with a mental illness. Take the pledge, post it with #Pickingme, and start picking self-care today!
Drawing with Derma
This is a rolling collection of art by individuals who have suffered with this Skin Picking Disorder and are expressing a visual portrayal of their journey with this mental illness to help others understand what they go through.
Project Dermatologist is our campaign to spread Dermatillomania awareness to skin care providers (Dermatologists, Estheticians, Nail Salons), giving them the opportunity to point Skin Picking Disorder sufferers in the right direction. You can help Project Dermatologist ensure proper Dermatillomania aka Skin Picking Disorder diagnosis worldwide!. Imagine seeing top dermatologists for over two decades, lab-rat style, with no accurate or understanding for your Skin Picking Disorder? Now imagine your "bad habit" is now recognized by the mental health community (DSM-V 2013) but 9/10 Dermatologists are STILL unfamiliar with this disorder!
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Lyn Z McKeaney
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