Im new to this site, but I think it'll help me. You guys seem really nice and so I feel a little more confident about saying this. I guess I found out about 5 or more years ago that I had Obsessive Compulsive Dissorder. I would always do these silly things like not step on a crack, I'd always want an even number of money, if I did something like scuff my shoe on the ground I'd want to do it a certain more amount of times. Simple things. But when it was summer after 4th grade, my family went to California to visit my dad's sister. They had a swimming pool and I accidently jumped in the shallow end of the pool and sprained my right ankle. I had my face down in the water for a few seconds, unconsious. Until my older cousin picked me out of the water. I had to get a cast and then a boot a month later. When it was all over, I guess I wouldn't stop looking at my foot or something. But I started picking at my big toe. I would rip the skin off of my big toes all the time after that. When it would heal a little, I would start picking again. They would bleed sometimes and I would have to put bandades on them. It would hurt just to walk around, so I would start to walk a little differently. I guess my parents found out about a year later what I would do to my toes. They got me help and I would start taking medication, seeing a counselor. I'd then have to start taking pills just to fall asleep. I don't know what happened but I stopped picking at my feet entirely a few years ago and would instead start biting my nails so I could get to the skin on my fingers and tear that apart. I'm still tearing the skin off my finger tips today at age 15, just finishing 10th grade. It's painful, but I don't seem to stop. I hate showing my fingers, so Its kinda hard when I'm at school and you're writing or doing something. Its strange. I've tried using silly putty. And even though it keeps your hands busy, when it's not with you, I end up picking at my fingers. This summer I'm going to try to beat my OCD, even though hardly anyone gets cured from it. It sticks with you forever. Or at least I hope to pick up a different habit, one that doesn't hurt and involves peeling the skin off me. Thanks, I just wanted to let that out.