Canadian BFRB recently posted a new BFRB awareness video on their Tumblr blog. The inspiring and emotional video is a “must watch” for anybody that is suffering from or knows someone who is suffering from a Body-Focused Repetitive Behavior.
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The short video, just over two minutes in length, was made with images from the posters that people made during BFRB Awareness Week 2013. The images are compiled along with informative text to help educate and raise BFRB awareness in others.
Raising awareness for BFRB is a very important task. One of the major problems plaguing those suffering from these compulsive disorders is a lack of understanding in the public. Friends, family, coworkers, and acquaintances of those with a BFRB can all have a difficult time understanding and accepting the disorder for what it is: a disorder, not just a bad habit. Even some doctors and therapists are unfamiliar with certain types of BFRBs, including dermatillomania (compulsive skin picking disorder), and this can prevent people from finding the right treatment or even from seeking treatment altogether.
At the end of the day, its videos like this Canadian BFRB awareness video that are helping to make more people in the general public more aware of what BFRB actually is. And this is the first step in reducing some of the embarrassment, guilt, and shame associated with it. Raised awareness provides hope and community for those with BFRB and this makes dealing with and conquering the disorder much easier. Please check out the video and share it with your friends!