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Hello there! So far I have given some coping tips, negative and positive, as well as some things that can make someone smile. Todays post is going to be more specific to a certain mental disorder that falls under the OCD category. This disorder is known as Trichotillomania, also known as trich.

Whether you have heard of Trichotillomania, have this disorder, know someone who has it, or have never heard of it, this post will try to lay down some of the most basic triggers.

As someone who has struggled with mental health issues my whole life, I can give first hand experience and pointers about Trichotillomania.

Trich is a disorder in which one pulls or pick out their hair, eyelashes, or eyebrows. Personally, I pull out my eyelashes and eyebrows, so my insight is a little more focused on those.

One of the biggest triggers for most people is stress. While stress is a broad topic, it is something that is very common in mental disorders. Any type of stress, big or small, can bring on the urge for one to pull their hair.

Another one that I have found is that after a while, the picking and pulling becomes habit, which then begins to occur when bored, when thinking, or without even noticing.

Come back for my next post on causes and risk factors.