Angela Hartlin is also a mental health advocate, and has worked hard to help raise awareness about this condition, through her website/blog, her memoir, as well as a documentary which is set to release in the near future. As Angela discusses in the interview with Global news below, there seems to be a lack of support for patients affected by dermatillomania and as such she has started a local group to connect those living with or recovering from this mental health condition. For more on Angela Hartlin and her work check out:
- http://www.skinpickingsupport.com/ (Website and information about her memoir)
- https://www.facebook.com/ScarsOfShame (Documentary)
Another article that gives further insight into the condition is '"I can't stop scratching my face': Student has compulsive disorder which means she spends SIX hours a day picking her skin until it bleeds" by Jennifer Wiley and Emma Innes (Huffington Post) about 20 year old Samantha Wake who also has dermatillomania.
For a good resource on dermatillomania from a medical perspective see "Skin Picking Disorder" by Jon Grant, Brian Odlaug, Samuel Chamberlain, Nancy Keuthen, Christine Lochner, and Dan Stein (American Journal of Psychiatry).