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Hello all, so I've been suffering from dermatillomania for quite a while now and it's not getting any better. In fact it coming to a point where it is so detrimental it just may end up being life or death. My picking is primarily focused on my scalp and it would be an understatement to say that I have completely destroyed it. I want to stop but the urge is mercilessly demanding. I know the only hope I have is to get professional help, but my parents don't even acknowledge this sort of thing and they have the medical insurance. I'm so torn as to what I should do to help myself at this point. I have absolutely no one to turn to. It is becoming harder and harder to wake up and live each day. I'm desperate at this point. What do I tell them in order to get the help I so desperately need? They always dismiss it and tell me to go pray about it. I don't know how much longer I can go on like this.