‘A very personal recovery tool’ – Liz Atkin talks about the charcoal drawings she creates on the tube to help manage her compulsive skin picking disorder
‘I’d be picking at my fingers without even noticing and travelling on the tube when I was very anxious, my hands would be bleeding by the time I get to wherever I need to go.
‘That’s obviously very uncomfortable, very embarrassing – I was ashamed of it and found it very difficult.’
Artist and speaker Liz Atkin joined us on this week’s episode of Metro.co.uk’s mental health podcast, Mentally Yours.
She chatted about her compulsive skin picking disorder, also known as dermatillomania.
Liz said: ‘A lot of people think it’s about intentionally harming the body and it’s actually the reverse.
‘I... read more
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