Day 339 of raising person and 1 photo at a time. Get in touch by messaging me or on inthefaceofbdd and you can get support by visiting bddfoundation.org - It's your right to get well. Today's photo taken by Carita. Carita has heard of BDD. She said she thought she had it, especially when she was younger. I asked her what it was for her - what feature. And she just said, "All over my body," and then she said, "to be honest, I'm not really going to go into it all with you when you're someone who's just come and talked to me cold off the street." I totally get that. And it's got a lot to do with why I've been nervous to ask people about their own possible experiences of mental illnesses, because rightly or wrongly - and I'd suggest neither, but certainly unfortunately - to talk about our struggles is seen as something incredibly private, even precious. I do find myself often wishing we could all find another way. But, that said, I totally got Carita's concern and I actually appreciated her honesty. By that point I hadn't shared that I deal with BDD and struggle with the way I see my eyes, but I did at that point. Partly I wanted to show her that it was safe. She did open up some more after that and she told me that she'd never got an official diagnosis for BDD, but she suspects. She also said that things have got better over the many years and that was lovely to hear.