Anonymous asked: I am a recovering self-harmer. I threw out all the razors, scissors, and sharp objects about a month ago. I've been clean for one month. One month. And, well, I could really use some support, because, all of that, the whole struggle to stop self-harming, I was alone – nobody knew. I'm just so afraid that someone will see the scars and start asking questions. I want to tell someone, but I don't know how. I don't want people's opinion of me to change.
First of all I just want to say: Congratulations! You are so damn good for throwing all that stuff away. I am so proud of you! You have done one month, so you can do two. And three. And four. The first months are always the hardest, and you’ve already managed one. That’s great!
Look, I’m sure people’s opinion of you won’t change. If they see the scars and ask you questions, you should tell the truth. But you should also tell them that you’ve stopped doing it more than a month ago, because that is a great achievment. If you say that I truly believe they will be proud of you, just as I am. You just have to explain to them and I’m sure they’ll understand. If they don’t, just come back and talk to us.