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As a previous cutter I have HEAVY scars on arm what should I say to children or who ask sometimes?

As a previous cutter I have HEAVY scars on arm what should I say to children or who ask sometimes?

I'm meeting for the first time my niece who is 12 who I've noticed has some very dark posts about feelings (kids these days are too grown up) on FB interaction. Also my 19 and 17 yr old nephews will be meeting me. I've said in the past when I was cutting and bandaged up that it was an accident. I'm not good at making up lies, so I say it was an accident then try to change the topic as a distraction hoping they… read more

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A MyDepressionTeam Member said:

I believe it's best to be honest, explain why at a level they can understand, and also let them know that was in your past. Big Hugs

posted about 2 years ago
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