I'm 59. I've been injuring myself since I was a little girl. I used to pull out my toe nails when I was little. I started cutting and pulling out hair in my teens. I've never stopped, except for short spells. I don't think I'm doing myslef any harm - it's less harmful than smoking or drinking too much. But people around me hate it. Although I'm not ashamed of it, I feel I need to cover up to save them from feeling bad.
Having a little problem at the moment in that I've got a large sore on my arm but all dressings stick to it and keep bringing the scab off. Not sure what to do here. I quite like the look of it, but nobody else does. And I'm a teacher so I have to cover up.