Hi. I've been suffering from Trichotillomania for several years now, and I am unsure of what to do.
I'm too scared to tell my family. They know I pull on my hair but they don't know I pull it out and break strands of it.
It's been incredibly distracting from my studies; most of the time I will sit at my desk for an hour or two, breaking and pulling my hair and I can't stop.
It's also contributed to a lot of stress and anxiety I've been going through recently.
I want to get help so bad but I don't know who to go to - and my family is not the first people I want to go to. My family is super nice, I just feel like it would worry them, or they wouldn't understand, or they wouldn't believe me.
I've considered my school counselor but I'm scared to tell her as well - not because she's mean, but because I don't want her to think badly of me.
Thanks for any advice!
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