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Self Harm If you or someone you know is struggling with self harm and needs advice or alternatives, we're here to help.

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Unhappy I self harm and I was wondering if anyone could tell me any good excuses for self harm marks - December 10th 2013, 06:37 PM

Hey, I'm Emily and I'm 16. I've been self having since July 2013. I was wondering if anyone could give me any excuses on what to say if anyone asks if you don't wanna say. I no that excuses aren't the best thing but it's just incase someone sees and I don't wanna say the real reason.
   
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Re: I self harm and I was wondering if anyone could tell me any good excuses for self harm marks - December 10th 2013, 07:46 PM

Hi there,

I know that a lot of people blame it on the cat or getting cut by some brambles, a bush, true, or a fence outside. If they're still a little bit red, sometimes I'll say that I had an itch there and scratched a bit too hard, or depending on the location I may say that I got scratched on the corner of something, or someone grabbed my arm (to get my attention) and their nails were sharp. Or, you can say you fell.

Of course, there are the funny excuses as well, like "I had sex with a porcupine"

You can also say you don't remember (a lot of the time I wake up with bruises or even small cuts and don't remember). Or you can say you don't know, or would prefer not to answer.

For scars, you can use something like cocoa butter, vitamin E, or bio oil to reduce their appearance.

Of course, the best thing to do would be to stop self harming because then you wouldn't have to worry about hiding anything. There are only so many excuses and so many times you can use them before it will end up getting at least a little bit suspicious. This is a link of alternatives to self harm you can use. I also suggest talking to people and getting support.

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Re: I self harm and I was wondering if anyone could tell me any good excuses for self harm marks - December 11th 2013, 08:29 AM

Some of these ones are silly . . . but some I've actually used.

- I used to be crazy, I take my pills now, like a good little girl

- The cat/dog/rabbit/goldfish (yes, I have said goldfish)

- Someone tried to kill me (this one is actually my favourite, I just leave it at that and either walk away or move the conversation along)

- I'm a stunt woman whose specialty is walking through glass windows.

- You know those signs that say, ‘Do Not Feed The Bears’? They put them there for a pretty good reason!

- I fell

- (and there's always . . .) This one time at band camp . . .
   
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Re: I self harm and I was wondering if anyone could tell me any good excuses for self harm marks - December 11th 2013, 02:18 PM

Thanks, this has really helped. With my cuts, they are in all different directions all over my arm so some of the excuses won't work. Right now because I'm trying to stop for christmas they are just red/purpleish marks on my arm and wrist.
   
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Re: I self harm and I was wondering if anyone could tell me any good excuses for self harm marks - December 11th 2013, 04:53 PM

when I was with one of my friends she told someone she got attacked by a shark and we got reallt detailed with it.
I use the dogs scratched me
I just tell them it's none of there business
I fell into a bush


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Re: I self harm and I was wondering if anyone could tell me any good excuses for self harm marks - December 12th 2013, 02:20 AM

Sometimes I'll say things like: My demons attacked me or I got into a fight with a monster...and won. I've said that a cat scratched me before but I got tired or my grandma lecturing me about not petting stray cats and that they could have rabies so I stopped using that one. One of my ongoing silly responses is: I was making out with a griffon on the peak of a mountain. We got so into it that we fell down and he landed on top of me. There was this one little girl who took that one to extremes and started asking me what happened to the griffon after that and if I could draw a picture of it for her...it was quite amusing :P
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