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Exclamation I need some help... - October 16th 2009, 12:40 AM

I am in PE class now... as in this school year... and the shorts arent... as long as I need them to be... and the always ride up... and I really want to cut on my leg... but if I do, the whole world sees... and people get some bad crap at my school for being gay, but that is almost NOTHING compared to being 'emo' or a 'cutter'. I cant take the shit that has been going on right now, and I already have to wear my wrist band again. Any ideas? I know I am going to SH 2night, any advice or support? PLease?


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Re: I need some help... - October 16th 2009, 12:48 AM

ask if you can wear sweatpants or sweatshirts to class if you need to hide some cut scars. And ofcourse bandaides and blaming leg cuts on shaving (I use this excuse wayyy to much)

but in the mean time...I'd suggest using this sorta "fear" to prevent yourself from cutting. It's not the greatest advice but eh...


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Re: I need some help... - October 16th 2009, 12:49 AM

Its South Florida... at 7:50 Am its about 90 something degrees with humidity.. on a good day =( uhm.... ugh this sucks =(


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Re: I need some help... - October 16th 2009, 03:02 AM

this likely isn't what you want to hear but if you have to wear shorts and don't have a choice I say it's good motivation to try and not do it as often or stop completely. I know quitting is hard but you can do it hun. Sorry I know this probably isn't of much help but otherwise I suggest you look at the coverup thread
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Re: I need some help... - October 16th 2009, 08:50 AM

I agree with what has already been said. You should use it as a motivation to stop. Think how much easier it would be if you didn't have to constantly worry about covering your self harm. You wouldn't have to worry so much and you wouldn't be left with horrible scars. Could you try sweat bands? I hope PE goes ok for you.
   
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Re: I need some help... - October 16th 2009, 10:18 AM

Hey Achava,

I completely agree that using this issue as motivation to stop is a very good idea. You do not deserve to hurt and you do not have to hurt yourself. There are people who can help you with this struggle and who want to help you through this, such as therapists and school counsellors. Actually talking to whoever teaches you sport would be a good idea - perhaps you could talk to them about wearing some different shorts if you like.
I'd like to direct you to the Cover-Up Tips article which is [here] and basically covers most, if not all of the options you have for covering up your cuts or scars. Of course, if the cuts are fresh then some of the suggestions (such as covering in make-up) are not appropriate.
Finally Achava, you are not 'emo' or a 'cutter' - both awful and inappropriate labels -you are you and you are struggling at the moment, that is all. If people do criticise or bully you about any issue like this then it's important that you talk to someone about what they're saying or doing to you. You don't deserve to be picked on for having a hard time.

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Re: I need some help... - October 16th 2009, 06:50 PM

could you not wear similar shorts of the same colour that are a bit longer?.. just say that you forgot your school shorts. a friend of mine used to wear similar shorts to our PE uniform ones but they were a bit less revealing. if your teacher has a problem with it then perhaps explain the situation or if you can't then just say you weren't comfortable wearing the PE shorts or that you lost them?.


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