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Relapse - December 6th 2018, 03:38 PM

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So, I've been struggling with self-harm for a couple months now, and I had a bad relapse just a day ago, and tonight I have a chorus concert to attend, and the outfit that we must wear is short sleeved. I cut on my lower arms, and the cuts are still bright red and very noticeable. Quite a few people know that I self-harm, but not everyone does. Is there a way that I can cover these up quickly? I have some foundation for my face makeup, but people have told me that it's unsafe for fresh cuts. So is there anything else that I can do?
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Re: Relapse - December 6th 2018, 04:46 PM

Can you wear another shirt? Can you wear a sweater until you go on stage to limit the time people might see it? Unless you put on long gloves or wrap something around your arms, I am not sure what else to suggest.

Also, have you considered group therapy, support groups, and / or individual therapy? If you're not already doing this, I would recommend it in order to improve your mental state that leads to self harm
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Re: Relapse - December 6th 2018, 04:53 PM

I think you idea of foundation makeup might work to lessen the visibility. I would try that. I would also agree that therapy of any kind would help.
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Re: Relapse - December 6th 2018, 10:30 PM

Latte provided some good ideas in regards to wearing a long-sleeve shirt or wrapping something around your wrists. You could also wear some loose bracelets, so that way the cut(s) won't be as visible when you're up on stage.

Have you ever looked into counseling or reaching out to a trusted adult for support? I think it's so important to have a support system, which will make overcoming your urges and begin recovery so much easier.

Best of luck!
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