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Calls for Jersey's Government to support islanders living with alopecia

Credit: ITV Channel TV

An alopecia support group is calling on the Government to provide counselling for people who live with the condition.

Alopecia causes people to lose their hair after the body’s immune system attacks the hair follicles.

2% of the population could experience alopecia at some stage in their life according to research in the United States.

Jean goes to the Alopecia Jersey support group. Credit: ITV Channel TV

Even wearing a wig you have to get used to thinking people are looking at you.

– Jean
Sarah goes to the Alopecia Jersey support group. Credit: ITV Channel TV

When you look in the mirror you don’t feel like you and you ask yourself where have I gone?

– Sarah

The group’s leader is worried men are struggling with hair loss and wants to encourage them to also attend the meetings.

At the moment, only women are coming to the sessions.

Some relatives of islanders living with alopecia also go to the meetings to support their loved ones.

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