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Does anyone here feel embarrassed and ashamed of their SH wounds/scars.
I truly don’t want to trigger anyone but where I live, the weather is quite hot at the moment. Today I was stupid enough to roll my sleeves up and stupidly bared all. Luckily no one said anything but it made me feel so ashamed. Usually I keep them well hidden.
 
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Perhaps no one said anything because they didnt even notice?
 
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Are you seeing anyone in regards to your SH?
I hate the thought of you harming yourself 😢
 
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Are you seeing anyone in regards to your SH?
I hate the thought of you harming yourself 😢
Unfortunately I’m not. My doctor thought I was ok. Thank you for caring and replying. Usually i keep it hidden. Sadly it’s a daily occurrence. Sounds weird but the hurt almost feels good. Like there’s some kind of emotion there.
 
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Im not ashamed of my scars, Im ashamed of the world for not understanding. I will usually try to hide fresh SH marks but my old scars I do not hide. Why should I hide the torment ive been through and the healing that has taken place with wristbands and long sleeves? I find that most people will not say anything even if they notice, its easier for them that way. Note that I said “most people” Anyway I hope one day you wont be ashamed of your scars and one day, hopefully soon, that will be all thats there.❤
 
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You shouldn't feel ashamed, fuck everyone that doesn't understand!

My friend has scars, but she's managed to stop harming for a few years now. She was so sick of looking down and seeing the old marks, that she decided to get two full sleeves to cover it all up; since she's had them done, she's said that it's helped her restrain from self-harming because she doesn't want to ruin her ink.
 
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Im not ashamed of my scars, Im ashamed of the world for not understanding. I will usually try to hide fresh SH marks but my old scars I do not hide. Why should I hide the torment ive been through and the healing that has taken place with wristbands and long sleeves? I find that most people will not say anything even if they notice, its easier for them that way. Note that I said “most people” Anyway I hope one day you wont be ashamed of your scars and one day, hopefully soon, that will be all thats there.❤
Thank you and I’m happy for you that you don’t feel the need to hide your scars. I guess scars mean there’s been healing. I’m sorry that you are harming, I think it’s a very hard cycle to break. It just gives me some relief. Hope you doing ok.
 
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