Our expert says:
The bottom line is that you need professional help and overcoming your embarassment and getting honest with your parents is part of dealing with this. For as long you keep it a secret it will always have power over you because by others not knowing you can continue to do it - in the same way as someone with an addiction keeps it quiet for fear of it being taken away.
In the first instance you could tell your parents that you are feeling down/depressed, anxious or stressed as a way of intially accessing a Psychologist, but it remains important to get honest with them soon.
If you face your embarassment and ask for help you have taken one of the most difficult steps. From there you can begin addressing the problem face on.
The information provided does not constitute a diagnosis of your condition. You should consult a medical practitioner or other appropriate health care professional for a physical exmanication, diagnosis and formal
advice. Health24 and the expert accept no responsibility or liability for any damage or personal harm you may suffer resulting from making use of this content.