I guess some people might not call this self harm, but I do. I do it because I'm depressed and feel as though it is the only thing that will take away the pain. It makes me feel better about myself, although the satisfaction is short lived. It's not life threatening, unless I get an infection and die that way. I use to be a cutter, but I found it drew too much attention to myself, so I stopped. For many years I have suffered from depression, and in the past have resorted to cutting myself with what ever sharp object was lying around, eg. knives, razors, scissors (the usual suspects). Just this year though, I have started to obsessively pick at my hair and my skin and wherever I may have a pimple or a sore or even a bump on my skin. Right now I have a number of scars all over my face, all over my back and chest. I want to stop, but I don't know how to because I get so stressed all the time and there's nobody to help me with anything I'm going through. I was wondering if anybody else was suffering from the same thing and may know a way to help me stop. It's really embaressing and I have to wear heaps of make up all over my body to stop people from realizing what is happening. I've been to a psychologist before, but I didn't tell her about it. She doesn't help anyway. My mum is worried that it will leave scars all over my body, and I guess that if I keep on doing it, I will have scars from it. I don't know. I don't think anything can really help me to stop.