A Grayson County 11 year old diagnosed with Trichotillomania is humiliated by Child Protection Services (CPS).
Mom begs; "I just want my child to be treated normal, and also to have some encouragement from the staff, especially the Teachers when shes feeling the urge to pull, how can we give teachers, and the nursing staff and the counselors of school the tools they need to be able to help a child Not to pull by using simple hand gestures or cues, just as they would with a child who might be nervous or afraid, some kind of in service with a life coach that can help them to deal with their students with Trich just as if a student had any sort of handicap, or whatever their special need is.”
According to http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/
Trichotillomania is hair loss from repeated urges to pull or twist the hair until it breaks off. Patients are unable to stop this behavior, even as their hair becomes thinner.
Trichotillomania Sufferers are not "crazy" and CPS needs to educate their staff. There are about 1-2 out of 50 people suffering in silence.
Mom hopes to educate Grayson County Texas, go to every school, share her story and spread the word about Trichotillomania helping unlock the fear of many mothers and children who are threatened to be separated by our own government system.
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