6 1/2 years of selfies show her life with mental illness.

Meet Rebecca Brown. I don't personally know her, but I YouTube know her. From what I can tell, she is a very charming and creative artist and filmmaker who uses her skills to create online diaries about her mental health issues (among other things) — namely 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).Now back to my words. ;) "ICD" means impulse control disorder. "OCD" means obsessive-compulsive disorder. Dermatillomania is a condition that causes one to obsessively pick their skin. She's brave and bold to share this with all of us. And she's teaching millions of people about what it's like to live with disorders they've possibly never even heard of. Also? She's letting other people who suffer in silence know they're not alone. Rebecca Brown, I'm a fan. <3

6 1/2 years of selfies show her life with mental illness.

Need a mood boost to help you sail through the weekend? Here are 10 moments that brought joy to our hearts and a smile to our faces this week. Enjoy!

1. How much does this sweet little boy adore his baby sister? So darn much.

Oh, to be loved with this much enthusiasm! The sheer adoration on his face. What a lucky little sister.

2. Teens raise thousands for their senior trip, then donate it to their community instead.

When it came time for Islesboro Central School's Class of 2021 to pick the destination for their senior class trip, the students began eyeing a trip to Greece or maybe even South Korea. But in the end, they decided to donate $5,000 they'd raised for the trip to help out their community members struggling in the wake of the pandemic instead.

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