How long has Battle Back Beads been around?
Battle Back Beads began on 5/16/20
How does it work?
4. Wait for your beads to arrive!
5. Repeat steps 2-4 weekly
With the first beads, you will also receive a length of cord that is 2 ft long for the beads to go on. If one length becomes full, you can request a new length of cord with your next order of beads.
How do you know what beads to send?
We operate on an honor system and send you the beads you request. Every Saturday we will send you a Google Form to fill out with what beads you need for the past week.
Can I choose what I want the colors to represent?
Unfortunately, we cannot let individuals choose to change what each color means for themselves. We ask that you please stick to the list below:
Small exposure = silver bead
Big exposure = star bead
Resist compulsion = letter bead
New therapist = white bead
New psychiatrist = red bead
Therapist visit = green bead
New medication tried = dark blue bead
Beginning an inpatient program = orange bead
Day spent in an inpatient program = pink bead
Graduating from an inpatient program = heart bead
Beginning a partial hospitalization program = purple bead
Day spent in a partial hospitalization program = clear bead
Graduating from a partial hospitalization program = smiley face bead
Starting an intensive outpatient program = light blue bead
Day spent in an intensive outpatient program = black bead
Graduating from an intensive outpatient program = turtle bead
One day without hair pulling = gold bead
One day without skin picking = yellow bead
Who can participate in Battle Back Beads?
Anyone with Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) and Body Focused Repetitive Behaviors (BFRBs) is welcome to participate.
What age do i have to be to participate?
We welcome mental health warriors of all ages to sign up to receive our Battle Back Beads.
How much does it cost to participate?
Battle Back Beads is completely free to participate in. If you would like to contribute to our cause, we welcome donations of money, stamps, envelopes, and beads.
Do you ship internationally?
Unfortunately, we can only send beads within the United States at this time.
Do you give out the addresses you collect to anyone else?
Here at Battle Back Beads, we promise to guard your personal information and will never give it out to anyone outside of Battle Back Beads without your express permission.
Please feel free to reach out with any questions not on our list!