People with vitiligo often experience psychological impact of vitiligo and emotional problems. Sometimes these people may feel that they seem ugly to other people because of their discoloration. This type of feeling often leads to loss of self confidence and self esteem. They think they are worthless so they stop meeting other people and avoid social activities. There may be a tendency to attribute all the sufferings in their lives to Vitiligo.
On the other hand you will find a whole lot of people who have Vitiligo and still are reasonably successful and happy with very little emotional and social problems, these people who do not care about their vitiligo. You might have met a few of them!
Whatever the reasons may be, you can’t disagree that Vitiligo does not hurt all the victims equally. And if it brings less hurt to some people, why can’t you be one of these lucky ones?
It is quite possible that some of the unpleasant things in your life might be due to reasons other than your Vitiligo, and these “other reasons” may be more manageable than your Vitiligo. If you start focusing more on these “other reasons” and rectify the problems, you will start having much better luck in your life. May be you become so successful that people start looking up at you! That may also bring favorable changes to your psyche as well and your approach towards Vitiligo may also turn more positive. You can look up the list of famous people who have Vitiligo and find out how they have managed to get along. Michael Jackson and Amitabh Bachan cab be taken as leading examples.
Here are some points that will help you build self confidence in general.
1. Try to make eye contact with your fellows.
2. Talk to your friends and family members and seek help in building self-esteem.
3. Ask for professional help if required. It can be taken from psychologists, doctors, support groups and social workers.
4. Try to learn about Vitiligo and explore all the treatment options and alternatives.