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    I self harmed for around six years and my body (mainly arms) are completely covered in self harm scars some of which have had implications. When I go the university i don't want people to be put of by these scars, but i don't want to hide it from them either due to the fact it has been a huge part of my life which ha ultimately shaped the person i am today. Do you have any idea to what i should do? should i hide my scars? should i be open form the start? or should i see what people are like and then approach the subject? any ideas would be more than greatful because i do feel in a little dilemma about the subject. i would also like to remind you that i have stopped SH and it is no longer and issue that i face. Thank you.
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    What are people like about it generally?
    Treat it as you would do normally I guess?
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    (Original post by s.emma)
    I self harmed for around six years and my body (mainly arms) are completely covered in self harm scars some of which have had implications. When I go the university i don't want people to be put of by these scars, but i don't want to hide it from them either due to the fact it has been a huge part of my life which ha ultimately shaped the person i am today. Do you have any idea to what i should do? should i hide my scars? should i be open form the start? or should i see what people are like and then approach the subject? any ideas would be more than greatful because i do feel in a little dilemma about the subject. i would also like to remind you that i have stopped SH and it is no longer and issue that i face. Thank you.
    If you wear short sleeves etc, some people will always judge you. At uni, they're unlikely to openly confront you about them but it might put some people off. Tbh I would avoid exposing them, until you make some friends you can trust.
 
 
 
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