Derma Diary

My thoughts. My obsessions. My struggles. My battle. My recovery.
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sassy-spoon:

When friend is clearly upset but they don’t wanna talk about it but you wanna help but don’t know how and you just kinda

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possiblyagooddaddy:

fromseveralroomsaway:

leannewoodfull:

lutefisktacoandbeer:

kittymudface:

It gets better—the guy is deaf, and he taught his cat the sign for “food.” So the cat’s not just saying “put that in my mouth,” it’s actually signing

Not only that, but if you notice at the beginning, the cat *gets the man’s attention* as any person who wanted to talk to a deaf/hoh individual would (well, and vice versa IME). I’ve done sign since I was 5, and generally, w/o eye contact initially, you wave a hand or lightly touch the arm (if that’s ok with the person you’re trying to converse with, of course). Generally, adult cats meow mostly to humans, but this cat has figured out that’s not going to work and has adapted. Animal companions! They are INCREDIBLE.

Amazing.

EVERYONE STOP WHAT YOU ARE DOING AND LOOK AT THIS CAT.

AWESOME. My dog responds to a few signs but doesn’t sign back!

possiblyagooddaddy:

fromseveralroomsaway:

leannewoodfull:

lutefisktacoandbeer:

kittymudface:

It gets better—the guy is deaf, and he taught his cat the sign for “food.” So the cat’s not just saying “put that in my mouth,” it’s actually signing

Not only that, but if you notice at the beginning, the cat *gets the man’s attention* as any person who wanted to talk to a deaf/hoh individual would (well, and vice versa IME). I’ve done sign since I was 5, and generally, w/o eye contact initially, you wave a hand or lightly touch the arm (if that’s ok with the person you’re trying to converse with, of course). 
Generally, adult cats meow mostly to humans, but this cat has figured out that’s not going to work and has adapted. Animal companions! They are INCREDIBLE.

Amazing.

EVERYONE STOP WHAT YOU ARE DOING AND LOOK AT THIS CAT.

AWESOME. My dog responds to a few signs but doesn’t sign back!

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You are braver than you know
And If you think I’m wrong
Then go ahead, let’s put it to the test
Try and stay for even one more day
and tomorrow you will see
Just how strong you really are
The night is gone but you are not
The light is here to shine on you
And I am here to help you through.
Please, skin, heal. I’m so sorry.
six word story (via determinedfingers)

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Asker Anonymous Asks:
i just happened to search through "dermatillomania" and found your blog. I always felt so alone! I never really understood it until now. I've been hospitalized and so many therapists and nurses never understood what a skin picking disorder was, which boggled me. So little is known about it.
dermagirl dermagirl Said:

Hi there,

I am glad that you have discovered you are not alone! I too thought I was the only one who did this until I discovered other sufferers online who understood exactly how I felt! I have also suffered many infections with my Dermatillomania, thankfully none serious enough to be hospitalised, but always serious enough to land me on antibiotics. I have no idea how long ago you wrote in (there was no notification on my inbox letting me know I had mail) but I hope this reaches you somehow and that you’re still fighting the fight against this horrible disorder!

Asker Anonymous Asks:
Hi Dermagirl! I just wanted to say that you've been an inspiration to me. Without you being so open and brave on the internet about Dermatillomania I don't know where I would be with it. Stay strong and don't give up, there are people rooting for you.
dermagirl dermagirl Said:

Thank you for your words of encouragement!! <3

Asker Anonymous Asks:
Hi. I'm 14, I live in Rome. I recently descovered to have dermatillomania. I mean, I pick since when I was eleven, but Yesterday I discovered dermatillomania on tumblr. I pick on my face, my shoulders and a little part behind my neck. I hate it. Everyday I tell me to stop,and I look at my shoulders full of scars, that, as I descovered last summer, won't desappear. I'm scared. I'm ancious. I hate it. I hate my life. Thanks for making me unload my sensations, you know, I tell no one how I feel.
dermagirl dermagirl Said:

Hi there,

Thank you for sharing your thoughts with me. I have no idea how long ago you wrote in as I wasn’t aware I had messages - for some reason I received no notifications but I hope you are well! And I just want you to know that you are definitely not alone! There are many of us here on Tumblr and on Facebook, as well as other online forums, who are suffering with this disorder and feeling exactly how you are feeling right now. Feel free to connect with other sufferers as that is the best thing I ever did for my mental health :) I run a group on Facebook called ‘Dermatillomania Support Group’ and we’d love to have you join us!

Asker Anonymous Asks:
Hey I don't know how long ago you wrote the 'Happy birthday to me' post but if your wound is like that on your back, then maybe you should go see a doctor and they might apply a gauze or something to help it heal? Honestly though, sometimes gauze itself is triggering for me (like when it's dry or is almost dry) but if it helps you then that's all that counts. Make sure to disinfect at least. I like to use hydrogen peroxide.
dermagirl dermagirl Said:

Hi there,

I wrote it about a year ago (yes it’s almost my birthday again - 26 arrrghhh where does the time go) but thank you for your advice! It’s a bit hard to bandage my back because even though I can reach it to pick I can never seem to reach it to cover it with something useful but my back is doing a lot better now thankfully! :)

Asker mha-dani Asks:
Hi, I run a blog called mental-health-advice. We help with every mental health related issues like self harm, eating disorders, dermatillomania or relationship, gender and sexuality issues. We created a live chat and have dozens of pages. It would really really mean the world to us if you could follow/post this for your followers, so we can help even more people. But, make sure that if you do follow, it is on mental-health-advice rather than this (my admin blog) Thanks in advance, Dani :)
dermagirl dermagirl Said:

Hi Dani,

I will answer this publicly so everyone can see the details and I will try and access the blog now as there are no live links in your message. Thank you for sharing this all with us, I’m sure it will be helpful to a lot of people! :)  

Asker Anonymous Asks:
Hi! How can a read your diary?
dermagirl dermagirl Said:

Hi there,

I don’t have a diary as such but I do have a blog/website that contains all of my personal posts: http://dermasupportnetwork.org/ Thank you for writing in :)