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    and yeah about the topic: Those who don't understand self harm, just stay away and tell yourself that they're seeking attention, and don't say anything. Judgemental people don't deserve a say in this topic.
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    (Original post by Jukukiwaiyi)
    and yeah about the topic: Those who don't understand self harm, just stay away and tell yourself that they're seeking attention, and don't say anything. Judgemental people don't deserve a say in this topic.
    This.


    Also, surely if the OP was an attention seeker he wouldn't be wanting to cover it up and hide it from people?

    It's a coping mechanism. People do it for all sorts of reasons. Most common I've come across is that it's a way of getting some kind of short-term respite from the crap that goes on in your head. The physical pain helps to cancel out the 'emotional pain' (it sounds emo. It's not.). The feeling you get afterwards is euphoric. For a lot of depressed people, this is one of the only pleasurable emotions they will experience. And so it becomes a habit. But with all habits, one needs to do it more and more to keep feeling the effects of it. So what started off as punching a wall can escalate into much more. Telling someone to 'just stop' doesn't work. It's an addiction with a very strong emotional root to it that can take years of counselling and therapy to understand. If someone self harms because they need to, and not for attention (I accept that there are some people... a small minority, that do it for attention), they won't be able to 'just stop'.


    OP, I think someone suggested getting a rash vest. That's probably your best bet if you've got wounds. Look on here: http://www.wetsuitoutlet.co.uk/index...Path=43_74_153 for some long-sleeved mens' rash vests. Some of them are pretty cool actually. People use them all the time to protect themselves from the sun so you saying you got burned/heatstroke once and are being careful would probably go down find without any questions.
 
 
 
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