Because of the lack of awareness surrounding hair loss, phrases commonly told to our community carry a negative undertone. Many of these phrases invalidate our feelings and experiences. Individuals with alopecia are shown to have a higher risk of depression and suicide. These risks are especially prevalent in children.
Try using some of the suggested phrases to support a loved one with alopecia or gain greater awareness! Small efforts have a big impact. Credits to the Australian Alopecia Areata Foundation for the infographic.