And I’m really depressed. Hello, I’m Kai, I’m new. This is my first attempt to really talk about the picking problem. Ive suffered with depression, anxiety, OCD, and I’m a recovering addict. I remember picking my scalp in high school which was, well, wow... I graduated high school in 1992. You do the math. I never picked to this degree, but I picked. For years, I stopped.
Over the past year I have picked terribly. I had three spots on my scalp that I’d pick till they bled. Now, over the past couple of months, it is one spot on my crown, toward the back. I’ve picked it bald. It’s a little bigger than a quarter? I have to wear my hair up in a ponytail on top of my head. I cannot wear it down or my hair separates up there and the bald spot is super visible. I can’t stop. I need to STOP. Oh it is so stressful. Then I’m stressed and pick more. I really don’t know how to stop. Right now I have a clip covering it. Literally blocking the area. This is long. Thanks so much for reading.