Posts By: Skin Picking Support (Angela)

3 Years of a Lifetime

April 10, 2013 7:02 pm Published by 3 Comments

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 »

The Vicious Cycles

March 6, 2013 3:14 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

While many skin pickers know of the main vicious cycle in our daily lives, there is an underlying cycle that keeps many of us repressed and discouraged. The one we know about is the internal cycle that keeps our disorder alive and thriving while the other one is external and holds us back from sharing… Read more »

TLC Conference 2013, Here I Come!

February 20, 2013 5:57 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

This announcement is one I’ve been saving for months until it was confirmed. Now that it is… I’m one plane ticket booking away from attending the Trichotillomania Learning Center’s 2013 conference from April 19th- 21st! I took part in the 2011 conference, which celebrated their 20 year anniversary and let me tell you… it was… Read more »

Last Chance to Save Myself

February 13, 2013 5:21 pm Published by 4 Comments

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 »

Dr. Phil’s Distorted Beauty

January 23, 2013 4:35 pm Published by 13 Comments

Perhaps my pleas have finally been heard. I have contacted the Dr. Phil show on numerous occasions: through YouTube over 5 years ago, through the show’s website, and even in a recent blog post asking for them to bring awareness to Dermatillomania. While my direct requests have never been answered, I would like to think… Read more »

Do You Have Dermatillomania?

January 17, 2013 4:04 pm Published by 20 Comments

When reading about the condition Dermatillomania, many people begin to worry that they too have this disorder. So how do you know if you suffer with it? At what point does picking at your skin become equivalent to having a disorder? The following questions were ones I created for everyone to assess if picking at… Read more »

12 Dermatillomania Myths Dispelled

January 9, 2013 9:51 am Published by 228 Comments

With the DSM 5 now officially released, it is imperative that we eliminate all misconceptions about Dermatillomania (aka, “Excoriation Disorder”) and spread the word before these ideas become the majority thought. Many of us have already heard many of the myths listed below, so we need to make sure that these reflections don’t become accepted… Read more »