You know you're a self harmer when...

Discussion in 'Self Harm & Substance Abuse' started by SashaJade, Apr 7, 2011.

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  1. SashaJade

    SashaJade Well-Known Member

    Okay; So i'm part of another forum and they have this thread there. Some ideas may be comical, some more serious. Feel free to add to the list :D Forgive me if i'm repeating someone else's thread on SF...

    • You always seem to be the "prepared" one in an emergency and start whipping out the first aid supplies.
    • When you look around in public, hoping for a scar on an arm. hoping to find someone like you.
    • When "Caution! Sharp" warning labels make you laugh. Well na you idiots.
    • When your legs have to remain hairy because you have no razors left to shave with.
    • Long sleeves, bracelets and armwarmers are "normal" clothing. Even in summer.
    • When you thought you had lost a sharp only to find it a week later by shoving your hand into the bottom of you're handbag and become impaled on it. (not nice!)
    • You put your arms into strange postitions during everyday life just to make sure your sleeves don't roll up to show your scars.

    Again; feel free to add your own ideas.
    Sasha x
  2. oval

    oval Well-Known Member

    i love those! esspecially searching for scars in public and wanting to find someone like you. thanks for sharing that.

    also, everytime i hear the word cut like getting your hair cut, cut it out, cut yourself some slack, i think of one thing.
  3. dazzle11215

    dazzle11215 Staff Alumni

    great list. very funny, true too.
  4. SashaJade

    SashaJade Well-Known Member

    • You wear black nail varnish cos you can't get all blood out from under your nails.
    • You see someone with a bandage/plaster on there arm and automatically assume its self inflicted...
    • You have a whole shoe box full of medical supplies "just in case".
    • You have to check your bedroom before you leave for incriminating evidence.
    • You know how to take apart disposable razors.
    • Everytime you go into a pharmacy you buy more blades and medical supplies even though you have enough already.
    • You always carry a sharp object on you at all times; for emergencies.
    • Nearly all of your clothes have had blood on them at some point.
    • Cut along the dotted line... always makes you giggle.
    • You are an expert at hide and seek...
    • You get fully dressed to go the bathroom in the middle of the night just in case some one is awake and will see the state of your arms/legs.
  5. dnE ehT

    dnE ehT Well-Known Member

    These are so true. I'm glad I found this thread.
  6. Charmed

    Charmed Member

    I like this thread :)

    - you have a ready supply of excuses
    - you have more long sleeved tops than the average person
    - when a reason is given as to why someone else has hurt themselves you automatically assume they are lying
  7. Stripe

    Stripe Well-Known Member

    Or mentally file it away to use yourself one day.
  8. Oloriel

    Oloriel Well-Known Member

    This thread makes me smile. I have to be able to laugh at myself, or I won't be able to stop crying.

    A friend of mine once got a small cut while staying over at my place, and she asked if I had a band-aid. I said, "Girl, please, I self-harm, I ALWAYS have band-aids. Want some neosporin for that too?" It's nice to have a few friends you can trust.
  9. the_snowcub

    the_snowcub Active Member

    I was in work, acting as supervisor when a young lad came up and asked for a plaster because he had but himself. I looked at his "cut" and thought ...... no - that is not a cut, now THIS is a cut, thought better of it though.
  10. SashaJade

    SashaJade Well-Known Member

    I went to buy more dressings in boots today cos i'd run out...

    The woman at the counter said "We stock larger ones behind the counter if you need them..." I instantly thought she's looking at my arms and thinking she needs them!!

    So yeah... you get paranoid about it all the time!
  11. Green.Triceratops

    Green.Triceratops Account Closed

    You flinch when people touch your arms.

    You keep a blade sharpener with your tools.

    You wear long sleeves or armwarmers to bed.

    Theres a bloody towell hidden in your room that youve been meaning to wash/dispose of.

    You fantasize about opening your arm open with one giant cut.

    Thats all i got for now.
  12. nolonger

    nolonger Well-Known Member

    You subconciously always hold the inside of your wrist towards you, or keeping your hands in your pockets.

    I've never noticed it but I've always kept my hands close to I was hiding something(I haven't cut on my wrists for years, but I still seem to act as though I do :unsure:).
  13. sbuck

    sbuck Well-Known Member

    i like this. the biggest one for me has always been:

    you write. [no matter what method you use, you wind up with words scarred onto you. thats always seems to be the turning point for people, when they know its getting bad.]
  14. hollowvoice

    hollowvoice Senior Member & Antiquities Friend

    youre thinking of excuses before any one even speaks to you

    you think stanley is a funny name

    you get anxious when you cant find your choice of self harm
  15. lucymorgan

    lucymorgan Active Member

    Haha this is ridiculously true! After 5 years I am now an absolute professional at taking apart disposable razors, and never have any left for beautifying :( Also, the number of times i've impaled myself in my sodding handbag! Still to this day I haven't thought up a non-hilarious excuse. I accidently once said ".... I fell off my bike as a child" and now I struggle to think of ANYTHING else, so it's stuck! I think it's that or "Once I fed my cat dog food, and, my God..."
  16. Green.Triceratops

    Green.Triceratops Account Closed

    Lol!!!! That is such a good excuse. I may have to store that one away, thanks.
  17. Butterfly

    Butterfly Sim Addict Staff Alumni SF Author SF Supporter

    Random pairs of pyjama bottoms become a mopping up device and/or a bandage
  18. nelci

    nelci Member

    Your a 20 year old "tom-boy" that hates wearing skirts hehe, no one knows ^_^
  19. crimsonangel

    crimsonangel Member

    I always used the excuse that my horse ran me through barbed wire. Can't use that since I have a ton more all over where it wouldn't of got me. So now I just hide them!

    The list is quite amazing though!!
  20. nolonger

    nolonger Well-Known Member

    the only thing you seem to look forward to is cutting...
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