Self harm scars in professional work place

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Giraffe123

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Hi, this question may have been asked already - Im sorry. I am a well respected sports coach working with kids ages 6 onwards. I am going to start working as a mental health professional. Is it inappropriate for my scars from self harm to be visible in these setting?
 
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Fairy Lucretia

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welcome to the forum x
i suppose it depends on how comfortable you feel revealing them ,i would say though ,they might be difficult to explain to 6 year old's so i personally would keep them covered x
i hope you like it here and find this place useful
love Lu x
 
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Hi, on one hand it may act as a trigger for some people but on the other hand some people may find it supportive to see that you have had any own mental health issues and how you are now working as a mental health professional. So it would be largely on a case by case basis, but that just my thoughts. Hope that helps .
 
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I was a nurse with short sleeved uniforms and just went into work and didn't say anything. People stopped notiving very soon and I just went about my business. I wouldn't worry too much personally but I understand your concerns.