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How do I convince my family that I do not self harm?

4 Answers
Last Updated: 02/03/2020 at 1:36am
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Ann Brooks, MSW, LICSW

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Top Rated Answers
April 10th, 2017 11:17am
When I stopped selfharming, my mother was still skeptical I showed her that I threw equipment I used
May 14th, 2018 6:11am
I feel as though you should be open and honest with them about your self harming. They will only want to help you.
October 22nd, 2018 1:55pm
That sounds hard and sorry that you are going through that. Have you sat down with them and talked with them? Have you asked them why they think that you do self harm because maybe they are thinking something is self harm when it really isn't? Maybe if you had a family meeting that might help also, come prepared with a list of items that you would like to talk about that way you don't forget anything. A therapist might have some more ideas that can help you or even a family meeting with a therapist to work on goals so they stop thinking that.
February 3rd, 2020 1:36am
Well first of all consider why your family would think that you would self harm. Maybe they think you are depressed or know that you are depressed. Or maybe they have found items that suggest you self harm. Take all these factors into consideration. Now you might need to prove to your family you don’t self harm. Trust is a big thing in life and once you lose it, it’s hard to gain in back. If you feel comfortable, maybe you should show your family your body parts to prove it. If you don’t feel comfortable ask your family why they think that you do.