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mshbuck , 08 Aug 2009


I'm a skin picker (and hair puller) who picks at every part of my body. Literally, if I can reach it, I pick it. My picking over time has only gotten progressively worse and caused me all the pain in the world. Like many people who have shared here, it's a living nightmare. It's insanity. And it's a double life, because on the "outside" I look like I've got it all together. Recently, I found a 12 step group for skin pickers that has SAVED MY LIFE. I now have HOPE. There is a weekly phone meeting. I'm not facing this devistating illness alone anymore and I no longer have to "figure it out." THERE IS A SOLUTION. Please call in if you need support. YOU ARE NOT ALONE. SKIN PICKERS ANONYMOUS PHONE MEETING - Sundays at 7PM EST. Call in #: 1-270-696-2525 / Access Code: 12128
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April 29, 2013
Does anyone know if this meeting is still active? Or if there are phone meetings on other days of the week? I'm on Day 3 of the 21 day challenge to break this habit. My first few attempts were valiant. I made it to Day 12 which was a HUGE deal for me, and annoyingly relapsed from anxiety of overbooking myself last week (only realized after the fact that this was what was really under my skin and I didn't want to accept/deal with the reality that putting too many tasks on my to-do list in one day and expecting myself to finish everything perfectly is setting myself up for the challenging feeling of being overwhelmed). Called a friend after my relapse and she reminded me that this is "information gathering time" and that it's really brave to try to change a habit of 12+ years. I'm only about 2 months into focusing on this habit and trying to actively change it. I'm learning the value of phone and face to face support and would like to know if anyone knows about meeting resources. Thanks and my heart goes out to everyone on this forum! Rosa

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