Hello there. I'm new around here. I came across this website today while researching this disorder. I never realized that it was really something that other people did. I've always picked at my head for as long as I could remember but lately its really increased. I've been struggling with depression and anxiety for the past year that has just been escalating far too quickly. I'm working with my doctor to find a treatment plan that works for that. When I was there today we switched my meds once again, and I finally decided to ask about the scalp picking that as of lately has been my obsession. I didn't notice I was doing it, but my mom and bf keep yelling at me to stop. I never thought this was a real problem, but the past couple weeks I have picked my scalp to the point where my hair is bloody and I can't stand to touch my head.
My doctor recommended I seek counseling but I don't have health insurance or a job at the moment. I'm in Southern NJ...does anyone have some suggestions of where I can go or who to talk to that could help me with not just the scalp picking but also with the depression and anxiety that I can afford.