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Exclamation My brother saw it - January 22nd 2011, 01:21 PM

I'm pretty sure my little brother saw me self harming, he just walked into my room. I managed to hide my arm, but i think he still saw it; I don't know what to do, as he might tell our parents


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Re: My brother saw it - January 22nd 2011, 01:29 PM

I can just imagine how you may be feeling right now as I have a little sister. I would be terrified if she saw me self harming. How old is your little brother?

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Re: My brother saw it - January 22nd 2011, 01:32 PM

Hes nine, I tried speaking to me just and he looked at me scared and ran off, thats not like him at all.


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Re: My brother saw it - January 22nd 2011, 02:04 PM

Oh never happened to me but I can imagine how anxious you are with your brother seeing. As he's only nine and never seen or spoke bout self harm prob, I'm guessing he'll be really confused and scared. Maybe you should just wait a week or so and mention to him that you okay or summing? Pm me whenever. Hope it's sorted soon.


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Re: My brother saw it - January 22nd 2011, 02:06 PM

Yeah it sounds like he definitely saw you SH. What has he done since then? Give him some time to gather his thoughts and then try and get him alone in a room and sit down and talk to him. Ask him if he saw anything and if he says yes, ask what and explain to him what happened. If he says no, then you have nothing to worry about. Just don't give anymore details then what's necessary. Like if all he saw was the knife then make up something. But if he says he saw you cutting then that's where you're probably gonna have to explain.

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Re: My brother saw it - January 22nd 2011, 03:47 PM

He's just avoided me alot, I think its because i'm usually really happy and then considering i was crying as well, i think he may be confused and scared


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Re: My brother saw it - January 22nd 2011, 04:24 PM

I think u just need to wait a while to let him calm down and then approach him to let him know your okay


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Re: My brother saw it - January 22nd 2011, 04:41 PM

I agree with Nicole. But don't ignore him, make sure he knows that you are there for him and that he can still come to you when he is ready. Remind him that you love him.

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Re: My brother saw it - January 22nd 2011, 04:41 PM

I agree with Nicole. But don't ignore him, make sure he knows that you are there for him and that he can still come to you when he is ready. Remind him that you love him.

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Re: My brother saw it - January 22nd 2011, 04:49 PM

Ok thankyou all for your advice :-)


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