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    • Is anyone else afraid to tell. i try so hard not to let anyone see that anything is wrong. i feel like if they see, they will be angry, or freaked out by me, or think i’m being stupid, or lock me up and throw away the key, or roll their eyes and say that i don’t deserve to be sad and upset. i just feel alone and constantly afraid of everyone and everything. i just want to go up to a total stranger and say “I hurt myself, several times every day. i want to tell a stranger because they can’t give me suspicious and worried looks every time i leave a room.

    • Person [female, age 13, began to SI at age 13, middle school student]
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    Guest Brooke.

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    I was afraid at first also, I went through the same thing you are.. and I somtimes still am scared. Alot of people dont understand it. But try thinking about the person you trust the most in your life. If you’re thinking about coming out about it, tell them first. You’re definitly not alone. Try getting used to not hiding them around this person, you wont feel as trapped this way. If youd like to talk about it just send me an email )

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    Guest Anonymous

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       Telling someone you cut is one of the hardest things as a cutter. It’s scary an nerve racking; I took me a month and 3 hour long anxiety attack before I told someone I knew I could 100% trust; she had even been a cutter herself. Still knowing that she told me a lot of her cutting story and I held mine back from her made me think that she would be very upset that I had not told her earlier, and that she would be very disappointed in me. I got the total opposite feed back. Telling her was probably one of the best memories of my life. She was so very calm and understanding. My point is, don’t tell a stranger. Tell someone you know who won’t freak out; who you fully trust, and if at all possible, someone has been through it. Knowing you aren’t alone and having someone else to look up to is a wonderful feeling.

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