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Exclamation So i need help covering this up - November 26th 2017, 10:35 PM

So...i have self harmed on my arm and leg and i am struggling to find a way to cover my arm from family or school. My parents know about my self harm but i dont want to have the talk again.
I have searched for all of the ways to cover it but i cannot.
I dont have makeup to do so and i have a school uniform which i normally dont wear the blazer so if i suddenly wear it then it will be suspicious,same with bandages and things.

So any tips??
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Re: So i need help covering this up - November 26th 2017, 11:42 PM

Is it cold where you are currently? If so, you could tell them that you are wearing the blazer because you are feeling cold. I know, during high school I would get questions about why I wore sweatshirts all the time (even in the winter) and I would say that I get cold at really random times and the sweatshirt helps with that.

Depending on where the wound is on your arm you might be able to wear bracelets, an ace bandage or one of those sweat bands that people wear. If the cuts on your arms are smaller than it would probably be easy enough to hide with a bandaid.

As for the cuts on your legs, I cannot help you with that since I only wear jeans and pants and so my legs are always covered. If you have a dress code...do you have any type of longer pants or skirts you could wear? If not, maybe you could try a dark pair of tights/nylons?

In the long run, it might be best to talk to your parents about it. If they knew that you were still struggling with self harm they might take some steps to try and help you such as getting you into counseling. I know, sometimes telling parents can put kids an a unhealthy situation though so if that is the case for you then figuring out a way to hide it is probably best.

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