Hi. My name is Crissy and I suffer from Dermatillomania. I am only 14 years old but the skin picking started quite young; around 4-6 years old. It started as a habit but has now progressed into something more.
I had to self diagnose recently as I was frustrated with the constant scars and scabs on my face, back, legs, arms and chest. I told my mum but she didn’t believe me(and still doesn’t) and just told me to stop. From then on, I have been trying to get some therapy to no avail. Online therapy was not an option as it had an age limit of 16 and cost lots of money.
This caused my self-esteem to plummet but I am now hoping to get my self confidence back up. This is a hard battle that no one has to do alone. I want to raise awareness but maybe that can happen later in life!
Still struggling but I hope that when I’m older I can get some help.