Are you open about the fact you self-harm, or do you hide it?

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BabyJay
July 19th, 2016 9:53am
I hide it. It scares me knowing that one day Il have to explain my scars to people. I don't want them to know my story.
michelle2000
July 20th, 2016 7:17pm
Personally, I hide it. It's mainly due to my anxiety though. I don't want people to see my scars and judge me based off of them or even think that I'm weak and useless because I already think that. So no, I'm not open at all about my scars. I can't even get myself to tell my therapist that I self harm, much less everyone else.
Anonymous
July 26th, 2016 9:21am
I think if you self-harm ,you should be open about it if you think it will stop another individual from doing it.
bubblyunicorn
August 2nd, 2016 3:22am
actually both depending on who is it i' talking to... my level of comfort.... my relationship with the person.. how much trust there is b/w us..and much more!
Anonymous
October 25th, 2016 8:35pm
I don't like people knowing that I had self-harmed, and I do my best to hide it from my friends and family.
Anonymous
October 16th, 2017 10:30pm
I'm not open about self-harm, but thats because I'm afraid. I do really want to be open about it, but I feel weak if I show it to anyone. I've been open to it to my school nurse, and my closest friend, but the response I got from both of them made me feel even worse about self-harming than I was before. But I do really admire the people who are open about self-harming, and wishing that I could be as open about it as they are. I hate hiding that I'm self-harming.
ShadowMirge
February 27th, 2018 6:25am
I tend to hide it because I don't want to worry anyone, but I know that self harm is not something that should and can be faced alone. Sooner or later, you will need to find a person whom you can trust and share about it to them.