Hello, I wanted to ask other people’s opionions on this, because I was placed in a really tricky situation today. I have been self harming for about a year, and I finally plucked up the courage to tell a trusted adult, my aunt who I am very close with but her reaction was “oh let me see, i have never seen them before, you probably do it as an attention thing” and it was that comment about attention which really upset me. As I would be lying if I said I have never self harm for attention, because deep down sometimes my sadness comes from never being noticed, but for her to tell me that I only do it for attention really upset me. As it’s obviously a sign of pain, it’s not that I wanted to be celebrated and told I’m amazing, I just wanted to get it off my chest in a cry for some help with it, but to be told I was just seeking attention by my very close aunt really got to me, especially since I finally found the courage to say something about to hope that maybe you could get some support or help with it. does anyone else have experience with being told it’s just attention seeking?
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