Start a Support Group
Support groups are an integral part of the recovery process. They are a tool not only for learning new strategies to avoid pulling or picking, but also help to end the isolation and shame so often felt by those who suffer from these behaviors. By becoming a support group leader, you are joining the fight to end the stigma and shame associated with trichotillomania and skin picking, as well as truly helping others to achieve a pull- or pick-free reality.
TLC will actively support your efforts to start and lead a group. The links below provide some guidelines for starting a group in your area. TLC staff is also available for guidance and advice.
If you have a group or are starting one, let TLC know! We have a variety of ways to help you spread the word about your meetings.
More Information about Support Groups:
- Starting and Maintaining a Support Group »
- TLC's Opening Statement and Meeting Format »
- Am I Ready? »
- Suggestions and Helpful Hints »
- 12 Step Guidelines adapted for Pickers & Pullers »
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