Hi everyone. I have just come across this site after picking my skin for many many years. I didn't even know what I had had a name. I am 20 turning 21 this year and have been picking at my skin for 17 years (since I was 4). I scratch everywhere on every single part of my body and my skin is completely ruined! I am really badly scarred and have never in my life worn a skirt, shirt, etc. Even in extreme heat I will wear jeans and a jumper to cover my skin. I can't leave the house without wearing makeup because my face looks horrible and as a result I no longer go anywhere. I have been suicidal most of my life as a result of this and also have severe depression. It has only just now started to affect my relationship of 3 and a half years and I do not want to lose my fiance as we have a 2 year old son together. I also have photos of what I look like when I scratch. I really really need to talk to others like me and find out if anybody else has found anything that works for them and also if anyone has tried the online counselling provided by this site. Thank you.