Although you probably haven’t heard of it, chances are Trichotillomania secretly affects someone you know… Trichotillomania or Trich is the compulsive urge to pull out one’s own hair. Sufferers often feel alienated due to the lack of knowledge about this condition. HelpMe2Stop is a 501c3 charity that is a bridge connecting sufferers to holistic treatments so that no child, teen and young adult have to grow up feeling insecure, ostracized, alienated and judged for their appearance. HelpMe2Stop endeavors to create national awareness.
What is the mission of HelpMe2Stop.org?
The mission of HelpMe2Stop.org is threefold:
1. To connect sufferers to holistic providers and help stop hair pulling through a variety of drug-free treatments.
2. To help grow the hair back and/or provide donated or low-cost cosmetic hair pieces/replacement.
3. To raise awareness and funds to provide financial grants when insurance coverage is unavailable.
Why was HelpMe2Stop.org founded?
Trichotillomania (pronounced “TRIK-oh-til-oh-MAY-nee-ah”). Any idea what it is? If you don’t yet, you will, if Charlene Blacer has anything to say about it – and she has plenty to say about this devastating disorder.
Ms. Blacer, a hair health and growth expert and entrepreneur, founded HelpMe2Stop.org, dedicated to providing recovery assistance for sufferers through beauty. Trichotillomania, known simply as “Trich,” is the official term for a behavioral compulsion in which the affected pull their hair to breakage or to baldness.
Blacer explains: “I saw how for those who’ve experienced hair loss through medical treatments like chemotherapy and gastro-bypass surgery, insurance coverage is possible to help pay for expenses – including cranial hair prosthesis. But not for Trichotillomania Suffers.”
A direct observer to the positive life changes that happen through hair augmentation and regrowth, Blacer recognized the opportunity to make a difference with it on a larger scale – by using it to help children in financially disadvantaged situations. This is the segment of trichsters who lose out the most and get stuck attempting recovery sans professional assistance.
“Those children are the reason I started HelpMe2Stop,” says Blacer who began consulting on Trich cases in 2004. Through her hair restoration services, Blacer has assisted in growing back hair up to a length of 12 inches. Through post-treatment follow ups, a client reported she is “over 10 years pull-free” – no re-occurrence of the behavior.
How can I donate to HelpMe2Stop.org?
What are some fund-raising ideas to do for HelpMe2Stop.org?
It could be anything from giving feathered hair extensions to cut-a-thons to bake/craft/shirts/button sale because you have a friend/relative in need. Your only limitation is not going for it.
How can I help HelpMe2Stop.org?
HelpMe2Stop needs hairpieces and wigs that can be bonded to the head. Please mail new or gently used ones to:
PO Box 202
Bartonsville, PA 18321
How can I get help from HelpMe2Stop.org?
If you are facing financially difficulties and need a piece, you can email us to find out if we have any donated pieces or you can raise money to purchase any participating salon’s discounted pieces below.
Please help me find a HelpMe2Stop.org stylist
Below are wonderful friendly and supportive Trich-friendly stylists! With more awareness on the efforts of sufferers, HelpMe2Stop hopes to recruit and partner with more salons and stylists hopefully closer to your home! Many salons and stylist have no knowledge about the Trichotillomania disorder.
How can I have a Banner listed in the HelpMe2Stop Facebook Site?
$50 donation per 6 months per 1 listing. Please send a check or money order payable to HelpMe2Stop.org in the amount of $50 mailed to:
PO Box 202
Bartonsville, PA 18321
Please email listing to Help@HelpMe2Stop.org
HelpMe2Stop.org List of Volunteer Salons
Friends of HelpMe2Stop.org
What does HelpMe2Stop.org need?
Our own website, builder, maintenance and web contributor.