Do you have a Skin Picking experience you want to share on Instagram? Make sure to share it with our hashtag #PickingMe and you'll be featured! Here are just a few awesome posts by our community who've used our tag:
"Absolutely love this shirt from @selfcareisforeveryone dedicated to removing the stigma from mental illness. Going on meditation and starting therapy was one of the best decisions I have ever made!
This week is BFRB awareness week, or Body Focused Repetitive Behaviors. Growing up I always struggled with these behaviors, especially biting my nails and picking my skin. If I felt a bump in my face, I would poke and prod and come out bleeding and with permanent scars. The past few months I began to realize how this was affecting those around me. I would pick at my face when watching TV and start bleeding. I didn’t even consciously know it was happening. I felt like I was the only one. The reality is 1 in 20 people suffer from BFRB. I brought it up in therapy and learned I was exhibiting classic signs of excoriation, the mental health defined term for compulsive skin picking. In opening up
I found a community of likeminded people (thanks @pickingmefdn!) and have begun making positive shifts in my attitudes and behaviors. . I have a long way to go, but I am incredibly thankful to the amazing organizations who are working to erase the stigma around mental health #PickingMe" -@_adulting201_
"Wow. I can't believe it's been 7 years with dermatillomania. Yes, it has taught me so much. Like resilience. But it has also taken so much. I honestly, CAN'T DO THIS ANYMORE. My skin can't handle any more harm. My soul either. If there's a God up there, come one dude. Help me!!! I see this picture and all I see is a good (and veeery tired) woman trying to enjoy life. Why won't you let her? Ugh. I guess those questions should be directed to myself, tho. I don't know... #PickingMe" -@PickingMySkin