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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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When someone asks - September 25th 2018, 11:55 PM

Just wondering (and kind of looking for ideas)...
What do you say if/when someone asks where your scars are from or asks what happened? Especially if the person is a child or stranger or family member you're not close to? Do you have different stories you tell different people?


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Re: When someone asks - September 26th 2018, 12:22 AM

Hey,
So what I tell people is that I used to cut, I don't remember, I don't want to talk about it, or just shrug it off and change subjects.

As for ideas on what to tell kids: a cat did it. Make up a story about being attacked by a shark, bear, cheetah, tiger, lion. My friend made up a elaborate story about how she got attacked by a shark and went into great detail, I even jumped in and said I was there(since I knew what it was from) and the person she said this to believed her and he was a 9th, 10th, or 11th grader. So that can work.

As for what to tell adults I would say: I don't remember, shrug it off, change the subject, tell them its personal, you rather not say.

I would suggest you check out this link that has a list of alternatives instead of self-harm.

I hope this has helped you can always PM/VM me anytime you need to talk.
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Re: When someone asks - September 26th 2018, 02:55 AM

Thanks for the ideas
Sorry, but that's kind of hilarious about the shark story (not your friend's self harm, just that the kid believed her elaborate tale)

I've been clean since january so things are better.
Just thinking about situations that might arise.


I will write my weakness into strength.

-Aeralie Brighton, Unbroken


Because I am fire.
And I know what fire is.

-K.V. Johansen, Gods of Nabban


"I will try.
Each day.
That's all I promise."

"As long as you will.
No longer.
It is enough."

-K.V. Johansen, Gods of Nabban


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