This week, October 1 - 7 is BFRB (Body Focused Repetitive Behaviour) Awareness Week and so I speak with perhaps BFRB's biggest advocate. Angela Hartlin is an author, advocate and stars in the documentary Scars of Shame. In her book 'FOREVER MARKED: A Dermatillomania Diary' she describes her life of depression, anxiety, suicidal ideation and most of all her battle with dermatillomania, the compulsion to pick her skin. We discuss all of this, other BFRBs and some strategies on how to approach loved ones with a BFRB.
You can follow Angela on Instagram at angelahartin and at skinpickingsupport
Buy her book FOREVER MARKED: A Dermatillomania Diary at
Watch the documentary Scars of Shame trailer at