Hey! Not sure if there's any similar thread that exists already, but here's a new one!
One thing that has helped me in gaining a little more confidence in my body is knowing that I'm not really alone. While no one in my personal life that I know of has pica/dermatillomania, I've met quite a few people online that do! Makes this feel less like a disgusting secret I have to keep to myself, and gives me a chance to vent without feeling judged.
So let me know if ur out there! Drop some tips for how to stop picking, vent, do whatever!
My vent is just the frustration I get when someone says "just stop". Like, thanks genius!! It feels like picking is engrained in my brain as my first reaction to stress, hunger, or boredom.