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idkijustwantedtotalk , 07 Jul 2014

Help to stop picking forever and get over depression

Hi guys, I too have a problem with picking at my skin and I started this year I'm only 14. As you can tell from my user name, I just wanted to talk, and tell my story. I've been told it's a side effect of depression but never really admitted it. My family is ashamed of my skin picking and even in the summer I have to wear a long baggy sweatshirt. I know it's not right to hate your family but they are the most judge mental bunch I know. They've called me fat and now that I look anorexic it's the weight they appreciate on me. My skin picking leads on to even more insults that I've cried every night and picked on even more. It's gotten better ever since I threatened to run away , but my picking stays the same. However I've learned to heal these wounds in 4 days max, but I just want to stop forever. I just sigh. It's embarrassing at school because I have to lie about having acne but it's just stupid picking disorder. Only my best friends know but I need help. I admit it can someone please help?
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July 08, 2014
Hello ijustwantedtotalk, I am so sorry you are going through this. It can be super hard, especially if your family isn't supportive. Have you been to a doctor about the depression? I suffered from depression from the time I was 13, I remember having the symptoms and knowing that something was wrong with me, but that was back in the 1970s before they really knew about depression. I was finally diagnosed at 27. I don't know how I made it that far and lived through it, I had several plans on how to suicide. Luckily, I got pregnant at 17 and after my daughter was born she saved my life because I couldn't kill myself and leave her with no one, not really a GREAT alternative, and not one I wanted, but life happens. My family was a mess, mom an alcoholic, dad distant and never home. Like I said, I don't know how I did it but I survived. I still take depression meds to this day, because if I go off them it gets ugly. Maybe for you a school counselor would be able to help you with maybe talking to a doctor, or they could talk to your family. If you get "sick" (like pretend to have a stomach ache for three days or something...??) and your mom or dad takes you to the doctor, you could talk to your doc without your parents in the room about the depression, tell the Doc your parents aren't supportive. I think if you can get on meds for the depression, it would probably help the picking quite a bit. I know it did for me. I hope you get the help you need and I would really like to chat you again. -Sage

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