I'm a teenager, 19, and have terrible problems with appearance. I'm not going into details, but I have skin problems which cannot be improved easily. As I have gotten older this has become more and more of an issue. I have absolutely no confidence talking to others, meeting and making friends. Through high school I was rejected by everyone as weird. The sad thing is that I am/was a social person. When I was younger I was a popular person and had best friends. Now I don't have any friends. The loneliness that I have felt for so long now is so bad. My family are supportive, but even they judge by my appearance. I have heard their comments and can see it in their eyes when they look at me. As you can see i'm massively self conscious and this is getting worse. I dont have anyone to speak to. I'm devastated inside, but I think i'm good at hiding this. I feel worthless and a failure. I often feel that suicide is a last resort if things get even worse, and am comforted by this. But I want to stop things getting worse, and want to change and improve myself. At the moment I just hide away all day, avoiding as much exposure as possible because of my appearance. But inside, I am social, want friends and to go out and socialise. I just need help to sort things out.