It has been one decade since my journey in FOREVER MARKED: A Dermatillomania Diary began. It was unknown to my nearly 20 year old self that I was writing a book back in 2006; I was only trying to find a safe outlet for depressive thoughts surrounding my compulsive skin picking while expressing what I… Read more »
Posts Tagged: depression
Life has been a complete roller coaster for me these past 6 months. Aside from my usual debilitating back troubles, I got to marry the love of my life back in April… but when something amazing happens in my life, Newton’s Third Law “for every action there is an equal and opposite reaction” comes into… Read more »
The following article was rejected by The Huffington Post due to its length and although it isn’t discussing Dermatillomania, I felt it was relevant to publish here as it concerns mental health in general and affects many of us with this condition due to the lack of awareness of it, stigma surrounding it, and the… Read more »
I blatantly refuse to identify with the diagnosis of Trichotillomania. Why? It has nothing to do with the stigma or shame millions of other sufferers go through on a daily basis.
Bringing a beautiful bundle of joy into the world is an exciting, yet terrifying time of life that forever changes the course of your own. You want the very best for your innocent offspring and develop fears that your child will be shafted in this competition called “Survival”. As a mother or father with Dermatillomania,… Read more »
When you are left with many scars on your body, made by your own roaming hands, a legitimate question a skin picker asks is “Will someone ever love me for who I am?” Not only do we worry about being judged by a partner on our damaged complexion but we fear the response to the… Read more »
On this very night 8 years ago, I made the decision to try and end the continuous emotional pain I felt daily because no method of relief worked for me. Being alive was an excruciatingly painful task every day because nothing got better and my mind went to dark places that should never be visited…. Read more »