Hi i'm extremely depressed at the moment so maybe talking about it will help. I've had eczema on my face for a number of years. Although its pretty much gone now (with the exception of slight itchyness now and then, nothing too bad), it has left my face full of small wrinkles and taken away it's youthfulness and elasticity. I'm 18, almost 19, but my skin would suit a 50 or 60 year old..although i don't get teased about it or anything, people tend to stay away from me and I only have 1 friend from primary school and we are getting more distant from each other all the time. It kills me that all my social problems come down to how horrible my face looks which is something that I can't change and don't see changing anytime soon. I've tried talking to a dermatologist about it, but he basically ignored me. I entioned it to another one, but he said it would go away eventually. It's been like this for years. I plan to go back as soon as I can to see if there's anything else he can do, but the waiting list is huge and I will have to wait a number of months to see him. I usually get extremely depressed after periods of feeling normal, as I just try not to look in the mirror and forget about it. But I always get reminded that it's there and then I spiral back into depression. At times it's gotten so bad that I just become incapable of doing anything. I've dropped out of school twice because I just couldn't handle the stress of constantly having to interact with people face to face. I've thought about suicide so many times, but I always back out of it because I don't have a strong enough will and I don't want my parents to suffer. But lately I just feel so bad I don't know. I'm currently going through another depression phase, but this one has been the worst one yet. I've been in tears constantly for the past few days. My family doesn't know because I let it out at night and when the house is empty. I just can't imagine living my life having to go through this again and again. I know I probably won't kill myself anytime soon, but this just makes it worse because I know I have to keep living with this. I feel slightly better having let that all out, but I still feel pretty damn crap..I realize this is all over the place and I might not have properly explained things and I'm sorry if that's the case. Well, thank you for reading this.