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Welcome to CBSN’s #BFRBweek Headquarters!

Current statistics say 2 in every 50 people live with a BFRB, whether it be trichotillomania, dermatillomania, or otherwise. Many people with BFRBs never seek medical help, so that number could be even higher. Because of that, we want to bring as much awareness to BFRBs as possible, which we strive to do every day of the year, but BFRB Awareness Week is a time for the entire community to come together and do it as one strong unit.

Here at CBSN, we have a couple of yearly BFRB Week traditions, including a week-long feature of guest blog submissions and our annual Breaking Down BFRBs event (although that doesn’t always fall directly on BFRB Week). We also do an assortment of other things and are always working to find new ways to bring awareness to BFRBs.

Everyone can participate in CBSN’s activities, no matter where you’re from. Scroll down to find out how you can get involved with CBSN’s BFRB Week activities.

BFRB Week 2017


In the past, we’ve used BFRBweek to discuss all things body-focused repetitive behaviours, in particular, what they are and focusing on each specific one. This year, we’re bringing that idea back, but are ramping up the discussions to include some of the most frequently asked about topics, including treatment and relationships. Check out the graphic below for our schedule of topics and follow along on our social media during BFRB Awareness Week.

Canadian BFRB Support Network discusses all things body-focused repetitive behaviours during BFRB Awareness Week 2017.

 – Check out the BFRB Blog for a new special guest entry! 

– Change your social media background or banner to one of these BFRBweek Designs

– Use the following hashtags on social media #BFRBweek or #LetsTalkBFRBS


Our 3 goals for BFRB Week: Educate, Advocate, Donate.

 Learn about BFRBs & educate others!

 Follow us on Social Media for all your #BFRBweek action!


Welland Bridge 13 BFRB Week Illumination in Welland, Ontario

Our communications manager, Laura, who lives in Welland, put in a request through the city to have the bridge lit up blue and green for BFRB Awareness Week. The bridge is often lit up for special occasions, so she decided to see if they could do it for at least one of the days during the week. In the end, it was lit up for two days — October 3rd and 4th. Check out these amazing photos of the bridge by Welland photographer Anthony Gallaccio from October 3.

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Day 1 Recap — What are BFRBs?

Read the day’s #BFRBguestblog here: http://bit.ly/2h8xdrL

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Day 2 Recap — Commonly Discussed BFRBs

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Day 3 Recap – Not Commonly Discussed BFRBs

Read the day’s #BFRBguestblog here: http://bit.ly/2hqyWcb

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Day 4 Recap — Treatment Options

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Day 5 Recap — Relationship Tips

Check out our newest page for BFRB Relationship Tips
Read the day’s #BFRBguestblog here: http://bit.ly/2foKAaa

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Day 6 Recap — Hair and Makeup Tips

Click here for derm-friendly makeup tips.
Click here for trich-friendly hair, eyebrow, and eyelash tips.
Click here for skin-care tips.

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Day 7 Recap — Hope and Recovery

Read today’s #BFRBguestblog: http://bit.ly/2hkRT3w

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