Lauren McKeaney

Picking Me Foundation

After almost losing her leg to the newly recognized mental illness Dermatillomania aka Excoriation (Skin Picking) Disorder in 2014, Lauren McKeaney set out to transform her and other sufferers’ anguish over this misunderstood, stigmatized in the already stigmatized mental health community disorder, into tangible, life-changing answers and actions. In 2016 Lauren founded the only nonprofit worldwide focused on Skin Picking Disorder, the Picking Me Foundation NFP, which funds a myriad of initiatives that provide awareness, support, and advocacy for sufferers, supporters, and educational communities alike encouraging individuals to choose themselves over the mental illness that chose them.


Picking ME over Skin Picking Disorder: Personal Experiences, Management Strategies, Support Group &