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Am I just oversensitive? - September 22nd 2013, 02:33 AM

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Kay, so its been almost a month and a half- two months since I've last self harmed. I don't know how much longer that will last though. Lately I've just been feeling that i NEED to self harm to get by.

Anyways, I've noticed I have been getting extremely offended by people making self harm comments.

One of my teachers made a joke about self harm in a way. We were in graphics and he was like "Ok.. does anyone know what bleed is?" he paused and continued "bleed? and no, its not when you miss a deadline! ~makes wrist cutting motions~"

I was so shocked and... offended and triggered to an extent! I mean really!? WTH!

My friend said it wasn't that bad and I shouldn't have gotten as offended as I did. But like.. she hasn't self harmed before, how would she know why I got that offended?

I am still mad at him because of it. Am I overreacting to his "joke" or is it understandable that I got mad about it?

Also... Has anyone else seen the hallowe'en makeup 'slit wrists"? I find that to be in horrible taste... I mean really...




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Re: Am I just oversensitive? - September 22nd 2013, 03:05 AM

I've been in your situation before, about 2 months ago was my last time. I know when people say and do stuff like that it hurts. Trust me if you keep your what you're thinking in and don't tell anyone what you're thinking then they won't stop, and since they don't know that you have a problem with it they will just keep doing it. That's happened to me keeping it in just makes it worse and it will eat you up inside. Just tell him it will get a lot better once you do. It feels like lifting a 50 pound weight off of your chest. From there it can only get better.

If you ever need someone to talk to just pm me and I'll respond to you. A lot of the things that you've posted remind me of me so I can help.


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Re: Am I just oversensitive? - September 22nd 2013, 03:32 AM

I think it is completely understandable that you got mad. Serious things are not things to be joked about. That was a very rude, immature thing for a teacher to do. I think I would get mad, or at least triggered, if one of my teachers did this.
And I haven't seen that Halloween makeup before. I'm glad I haven't.
I don't understand why people are so rude about self harm. They act blunt and careless. They joke about it, make rude comments, and don't even try to understand what it's like.
I'm sorry your teacher did that and I hope you feel better
   
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Re: Am I just oversensitive? - September 22nd 2013, 02:34 PM

You're not being over sensitive at all. I was in a similar position a few years back; it was quite upsetting. I've also seen that Halloween makeup and tattoos and such. People are quite ignorant and uneducated. Would you consider telling him that you struggle with SH and maybe ask him to stop? If he doesn't, you could probably bring it up with a higher authority. As someone else said, serious things like this should not be joked about.


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Re: Am I just oversensitive? - September 22nd 2013, 03:42 PM

Hi there, Rachael!

I personally don't think you're being oversensitive at all. I've had to cope with teachers making jokes about self-harm and depression before, and I personally find it very insensitive and ignorant of them to joke about such a thing. I've seen that sort of makeup before, too, and find it to be in rather poor taste.

I really think you should report this man to a higher authority in your school. What he said was unacceptable. Try not to let the jokes get to you, okay? Hang in there.

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