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Hiding in plain sight? - May 20th 2015, 06:51 PM

So I had the idea of cutting obvious places and doing so in scratchy patterns to imitate cuts from bumping into a tree, or cutting my thumb while cooking. Has this worked for any of you? I tried to quit but...i can't
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Re: Hiding in plain sight? - May 20th 2015, 07:00 PM

I'm not about to give you advice on how you can cut but hide it in an appropriate way but I am willing to give you help with your self harming. Because recovery is possible and it's worth it too. If you want help with it, please let me know and I'll reply back to the post. I will honestly try my best to help you.

You can do this, so keep fighting and stay safe. You deserve more than self harm.

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Re: Hiding in plain sight? - May 20th 2015, 08:24 PM

What your describing didn't work for me at all. Not only did I hate lying to the people around me, it's just one more scar that's added to my body. And this sucks because A) I know exactly what the scar is from B) I feel bad for putting it in such an open spot. I don't know, it didn't make anything better for me than putting it in a more hidden spot would.

Best of luck to you, I hope that things start to get better for you.

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Re: Hiding in plain sight? - May 21st 2015, 10:38 PM

Like it's been said, we can't give advice that encourages unhealthy behavior. I did self-harm in obvious spots a few years ago, but I hid it then because I didn't like to lie to people and I still don't like lying to people. I eventually moved to different places and destroyed a good portion of my body as a result.

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Re: Hiding in plain sight? - May 23rd 2015, 02:17 AM

I understand that it's difficult to control the urges, but the more secretive and deceitful you become the harder it is going to be to recover.

Family and friends will eventually catch on to what you are doing and start to question where you got the marks. It's best to be open from the beginning.

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