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Smile Why you should tell someone - January 29th 2015, 06:50 PM

I know that you're tired of hearing it, that you should tell someone and ask for help. You've heard it a million times before, and you ignore it. I know, I've been there. It took me 5 years to finally open up to someone, and that's only because people were just about to find out anyway so I wanted them to hear it from me, rather than seeing my cuts.
Honestly think about it. Right now in your head, think about telling someone. The worst case scenario, is that people think you're doing it for attention, your parents don't understand or people find out and call you names. Yes, it sucks. But I can guarantee that SOMEONE will care. Even if it's just one person. If your parents don't understand, even if its just one friend, one teacher at school... Is this not so much better than being completely on your own? If you find one single person that's willing to listen to you and help in any way that they can, then all those people that don't care wont seem to matter.
And that is the worst case scenario. Fortunately for me, when I opened up everyone that found out has been beyond supportive... For now anyway. And that will probably happen to you too, you honestly feel so much less alone and like a huge weight has been lifted off your shoulders, you're not carrying this burden alone anymore. But if you're not lucky, if you find that people don't understand or care, at least you'll not spend what may be years wondering, at least it's out there, the worst part is over.

I really hope that I've made maybe even one person bring up the courage to tell someone. Because I'm not gonna sugarcoat it, it is hard, things will be rough for a while, but they will get better. If for now, you really cant tell someone, you can talk to me, or ask for advice on how to open up.

I know at the moment, you don't want to hear or believe it, but I care. Good luck
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Re: Why you should tell someone - January 30th 2015, 12:57 AM

Thank you for sharing this! You are right that people shouldn't be alone, and that they aren't alone. I am also glad you have had good experiences with getting support.

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Re: Why you should tell someone - January 30th 2015, 04:57 AM

I'm glad you're getting support! Thanks for sharing.

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Re: Why you should tell someone - January 30th 2015, 09:17 AM

I hope this helps other people who are going through what you went through and I'm glad you're getting support
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Re: Why you should tell someone - January 31st 2015, 04:55 PM

I'm glad to hear that the people you told are being supportive. Thank you for sharing your experience so it can help others who are going through what you went through. Stay stromg.
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Re: Why you should tell someone - February 12th 2015, 02:08 PM

thanks for sharing, stay strong
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