I have a physical coming up and I don't know what to do. I have self harm scars/cuts all over my thighs, hips, and shoulders. I don't want a lecture about how cutting is bad blah blah blah because I know it's bad, and trust me I'm not proud. I just need to know how to hide my scars or conceal them. No ones knows and I'd like to keep it that way. I'm afraid if someone finds out they'll lock me away in a mental hospital and thats the last thing I need. Any tips?
ok first off, do you still cut?
also, if a parent doesnt come into the physical then you have nothing to worry about. the doctor may ask you what the scars are but they are not allowed to release the info to the parent without the childs consent. you shouldnt try to hide them because the doctor will see right through it. believe me i know.
I've got a lot of advice on how to stop self harming up my sleeve, but I don't have much expertise on how to hide scars. I make no effort to hide mine now (I've been self harm free for over 3 years), but I don't really have much need to anyway.
Don't be ashamed. You may not be able to hide your scars, so just be strong and don't let any one judge you because of what they see. You might be told that you need help, but don't be afraid.
You see thats the thing, I'm not scared of showing my scars, I'm scared of being locked up in a mental ward. I have some pretty new ones and I have no doubt my parents would send me away without hesitation.
Eye concealer is pretty good for acne, would it be for scars, too? Idk, that's my best shot. I have scars from self-harm, too, but they're old and I don't have to hide them. I refuse to judge you, but I will give you some advice. There's a thing called the butterfly project. Look it up. It might help you; it helped me stop (along with writing to vent out my feelings). You can choose to disregard it if you want. Anyways, best of luck to you <3
Believe me concealer doesnt work. I have tried it. Your doctor can NOT tell your parents without your consent
Congrats on your recovery!!
I still cut, not very often, but more than I'd like.
@laceandcoffee: Thanks! It was difficult though, and I find myself thinking about it a lot. However, it's much easier to quit if you find a hobby that takes your mind off of the numbness and almost-always-unexplainable sadness (at least, that's how I felt). And, for me, that hobby still works today since it was writing :D But anyways, if you ever need support, I'm here! ^_^
@TheaterGirl: Yeah, that was my best shot -_- I would gunk the concealer on there, but if they're fresh scars, I could see how it wouldn't work.
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Put on foundation. It works really well. Or draw something over it... As far as a cover story if you need one, say you fell awhile ago on a bike a cut yourself up from the ground, or idk you do a sport.. something like that. I blamed mine on frisbiee (i think that's how you spell it)