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when mentioned - August 17th 2011, 09:16 PM

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whenever someone mentions SH it makes me cringe, its been a month since i stopped, and i cant stop getting so freaked and embarrassed when people mention it, anyone have any ideas on how i can stop this ?

also any cover up tips would be great thanks
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Re: when mentioned - August 17th 2011, 09:51 PM

i do it too. i haven't found a way to stop but when i do i'll be sure to share it with you.
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Re: when mentioned - August 17th 2011, 10:11 PM

Hey

It happens to me too, I feel myself going red and because I know I'm going red, I get even redder! Catch 22 situation there really! I try to remember that just because I know self harm is a personal topic to me, no one else know's this. I just try to keep my head down and listen to the opinions of others, because it can be interesting! If I'm comfortable I'll contribute something to the discussion! Not about me personally just chip in to what they are saying. Who know's maybe one day you'll be able to do this too Or you might even be able to share your own personal experiences

For cover up tips, have a look at this article: http://www.teenhelp.org/forums/f78-s...er-up-tips%5D/ Hope that helps a little

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Re: when mentioned - August 18th 2011, 01:22 AM

I do this too. I kinda get really awkward and I turn red because I feel like they KNOW about me. :/ I haven't came up with an idea to stop this though. If I do, I shall let you know<3
   
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Re: when mentioned - August 18th 2011, 05:52 AM

Hey, I completely sympathize. Whenever self-harm comes up, I feel kind of sick. I usually try to ignore the comments, honestly.


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Re: when mentioned - August 18th 2011, 04:32 PM

i appreciate all of these messages, to know im not the only one, and i like knowing there are others, who get me, and i just wish i knew people like that where i live, hte only people i know who say they self harm, are liars, wannabes, shes my best friend, but she only does it for my attention, and its like a tiny scratch, its like she makes up reasons and excuses, and pretends its a big deal, its gets to me, she tries so hard!!


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and yea, some of us wanna die,
but why do we neglect to think about who we leave behind,
just spare a thought to those, they care,
especially if thats just the one last thought you do spare.


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Re: when mentioned - August 19th 2011, 04:38 AM

Sophie. what that person said ... is untrue. that person doesnt understand how hard life can be for some people.. dont bother bout that person. and stay strong remember that you're wonderful, and do not give up. you're awesome, and always keep the sting in your smile never forget that.

be happy and try to smile . and remember that there are other better alternatives to Sh. such as reading a good book or just partying


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Re: when mentioned - August 28th 2011, 01:31 PM

hehe thank youu i think i've got a new signature now too, and hell yea, imma keep the sting in ma smile, im trying, and i screamed at them untill the ran away, im not sure she'l be bothering me again soon!! xx


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Re: when mentioned - August 28th 2011, 01:36 PM

This also happens to me, I turn red and everything turns awkward for me when the subject is brought up. I usually try to ignore it and act as if it was never mentioned.


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Re: when mentioned - August 29th 2011, 01:09 AM

I hate when this happens!
One time I slipped and cut myself ACCIDENTALLY, and she joked "have you been cutting yourself?" She was totally kidding, but it was hard for me to cover up :-/
   
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Re: when mentioned - August 31st 2011, 11:41 AM

I get this too! Often people joke about self harm, like they will see a cut and be like haha you emo, as a joke and in my head i freak out because i think they know that i actually did do it myself even though they are just joking around.

Like my old step mum always used to say things like "cut down the wrist not across if you want to die, and would laugh and joke and think it was really funny"but in my head i freak out..

I dont know how to stop this either.. But ill be sure to let you know if i find a way.


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Re: when mentioned - August 31st 2011, 08:06 PM

That sucks about your step mom, missmolly. My sister jokes about SH, too, but not as badly. She used to think "emo" people were completely disgusting, but now she just seems to think it's funny
   
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Re: when mentioned - September 1st 2011, 07:07 AM

i haven't self harmed in a long time. 9 months i think?
and i was/am the same way. only whenever someone says something, i would look down, hold my arm out of habit, and sometimes get teary eyed. it gets better though, i promise!
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Re: when mentioned - September 1st 2011, 08:44 PM

Wow, 9 months is quite an accomplishment!
   
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Re: when mentioned - September 1st 2011, 09:40 PM

I've been SH free for like a year and a half, and I don't get too bothered about it anymore. If someone makes a joke about it, I usually just tell them that they're not really being funny, or I just don't respond. Keep your head up, things eventually get easier.
   
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