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6 1/2 Years Of Selfies Show Life With Mental Illness

Meet Rebecca Brown. A British artist and filmmaker who uses her passion for videography and life to share her past, present, and future. Among other things, she vlogs about her life with mental health issues. Some of these include depression, anxiety, trichotillomania, and dermatillomania. In her words: Q: Trichotillo-what?! A: Trichotillomania. It's a complex hair disorder, where I am compelled to tear it all out strand by strand. It's classified as an ICD (similar to OCD). ICD means impulse control disorder. "OCD" means obsessive-compulsive disorder. Dermatillomania is a condition that causes one to obsessively pick their skin. Be sure that the captions are on during the video, because she has annotated what she is going through at the specific time in the past. What is most shocking is that in her times of feeling suicidal or so depressed that she was hospitalized, she looks almost the same as any other time. You truly never know what someone is going through, and I love that Rebecca is brave enough to share this side of her with the rest of us.
Whoa I didn't know what this would be like when I started watching, but that was really powerful. Good for her for using her experiences to make the world a better place.
That was amazing, all of it! First I'm always incredibly impressed and inspired when people do these project that last multiple years, especially when they're something daily like this. But I had also never heard of trichotillomania and now I'm intrigued! Wonderful video.
I feel like mental illness is something we dont really hear being discussed often, so I'm glad she's taking the initiative to reach out to others going through the same thing.
Mental illness is different for everyone. I'm sure she had an incredible support system helping her. Depression is so hard to get through alone. I'm glad she's showing how it does, in fact, get better.
She looks strong and fierce now! I'm glad she never let her illness beat her.
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