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  • Covering Self Harm Scars

    Ok I have recently started self harming again. I have got alot of scars on my arms. I don't kno what to do about covering them up. Any ideas anybody. I get really self contious about them. People always stare and i feel really low. Can you help?
    You Laugh At Me Because I Am Different But I Laugh At You Because You Are All The Same

  • #2
    I know that Vitamin E oil can help heal scars, and arnica cream can help to reduce bruising.
    Thats for outward healing, as for inside, have you spoken to anyone at all about the self harming?

    I self harmed after a few exams this year which was utterly stupid of me but I have arranged to see the college councillor. Is there anyone like that in your school you can talk to before term ends?

    Hope you are well xxx
    "Don't sweat the petty things and don't pet the sweaty things" George Carlin

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    • #3
      You should treat these cuts as you would any other injury - you need to keep it clean, and covered if it is a deep cut. Otherwise an antiseptic cream or wipe will reduce the likelihood of scarring or infection.

      But covering the scars is only half the story. You need to talk to someone about your self-harm. Perhaps the school counsellor like go_away suggests, or at the very least a friend or relative.

      Keep safe
      Sic hoc adfixum in obice legere potes, et liberaliter educatus et nimis propinquus ades

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      • #4
        You can get homeopathic cream called "Hypercal" it contains hypericum and calendula and it helps heal wounds very quickly. You will find it in Boots and superdrug at the herbal/complementaty health section.

        *big hug* I hope everything gets better for you, i do know what you are going through honey.
        :shocking:
        Don't piss me off.
        I'm running out of places to hide the bodies.....

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        • #5
          Hi, i know that calendula cream works well to get rid of them but you have to apply it frequently. If you do get rid of the scars, the problem is still there. Ive tried cutting myself before but havent actually done it and you have to talk to someone that you trust to sought out why you are actually doing this again. If you want to talk about things just pm me anytime and ill listen
          xxx
          **As clear as your conscience**

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          • #6
            Like kentish said the scars will never go they will remain in your mind. you will never forget the way you self harmed therefore i feel that it would help to talk about your problem i will help you. as for covering them if the wound is open treat with antiseptics if healed its unlikely for them to disappear although you can fade them. Goodluck with this.

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            • #7
              I got the same problem....i've got 6/7 scars on my arms and seeing as the weathers getting hotter, long sleeves are out! Where can you get the things you've all suggested?

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              • #8
                Tek-ila

                You really need to talk to someone about this, either arrange a counselling session yourself or contact the Bristol crisis Centre for Women (number below). I have included a link to an article on scar treatments, however first you need to address the root of your self-harm.


                scar treatment

                Helplines and further info:

                The Bristol Crisis Centre for Women
                They run local support groups for women who injure themselves, and also have a national self-harm helpline for women in distress.
                Telephone: 0117 925 1119, open Friday and Saturday evenings from 9pm to 12.30am
                www.users.zetnet.co.uk/BCSW


                The Self-harm Resource Page

                Susie

                Abandon all despair, ye who enter here

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                • #9
                  covering the scars is hard, its possibelt o make them fade with time with treatments said about already. the healing about the self-harm is worse.

                  im in psychotherapy for awful self-harming, drop me a libe if you need a friendly ear to email/talk to.

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                  • #10
                    WTF ?? This is ridiculious maybe u should spend more time on not cutting up your arms than trying to find out how to cover the scars. Sounds to me like you wanna hide them so no-one finds out - and all these ppl are helping you- This makes me sick -all yor problems are self inflicted -saying otherwise is just bullshit

                    seems to me that nowadays there a name and a treatment plan for every messed up "condition" Has anyone stopped to think that these ppl just want attention ?

                    You should just get on with your life

                    You dont need help - all you gotta do is stop cutting yourself

                    Physiciatrists are all fulla Sh*t anyway - the brain is far too complecated for any modern scientist to really understand -they'll just give you some drug to numb it

                    Sorry about the rant ----but u gotta remember u do this to yourself

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by bloke
                      WTF ?? This is ridiculious maybe u should spend more time on not cutting up your arms than trying to find out how to cover the scars. Sounds to me like you wanna hide them so no-one finds out - and all these ppl are helping you- This makes me sick -all yor problems are self inflicted -saying otherwise is just bullshit

                      seems to me that nowadays there a name and a treatment plan for every messed up "condition" Has anyone stopped to think that these ppl just want attention ?

                      You should just get on with your life

                      You dont need help - all you gotta do is stop cutting yourself

                      Physiciatrists are all fulla Sh*t anyway - the brain is far too complecated for any modern scientist to really understand -they'll just give you some drug to numb it

                      Sorry about the rant ----but u gotta remember u do this to yourself
                      How insensitive

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by bloke
                        This makes me sick -all yor problems are self inflicted -saying otherwise is just bullshit
                        Perhaps you should take the time to find out why Tek-ila is feeling so low before posting something like this?

                        seems to me that nowadays there a name and a treatment plan for every messed up "condition" Has anyone stopped to think that these ppl just want attention ?

                        You should just get on with your life
                        Or perhaps medical science has just moved on in recent times such that we now know more about your so-called "messed up conditions" and can treat them better. It's called progress.

                        You dont need help - all you gotta do is stop cutting yourself
                        She clearly felt she did need advice, by virtue of speaking about her problems here. By obtaining that help she is making the first step in determining the root cause of her difficulties - and by overcoming that in turn she'll hopefully stop cutting.

                        If you had ever been really down about something, you might know that it's not always that easy to just "get on with life".

                        And Tek-ila, hope things are going a little better for you.
                        Hello, good evening and welcome!

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by Susie
                          Tek-ila

                          You really need to talk to someone about this, either arrange a counselling session yourself or contact the Bristol crisis Centre for Women (number below). I have included a link to an article on scar treatments, however first you need to address the root of your self-harm.


                          scar treatment

                          Helplines and further info:

                          The Bristol Crisis Centre for Women
                          They run local support groups for women who injure themselves, and also have a national self-harm helpline for women in distress.
                          Telephone: 0117 925 1119, open Friday and Saturday evenings from 9pm to 12.30am
                          www.users.zetnet.co.uk/BCSW


                          The Self-harm Resource Page

                          Susie
                          what use is a Bristol charity to a girl that lives in Stoke?

                          do you know of any local services she can use because that really isnt going to help her. In Manchester we have a charity called 42nd street that deals with things like this but I can't find anything for Stoke. I looked!
                          Life's a bitch to the kind, yet kind to the bitch

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by bloke
                            WTF ?? This is ridiculious maybe u should spend more time on not cutting up your arms than trying to find out how to cover the scars. Sounds to me like you wanna hide them so no-one finds out - and all these ppl are helping you- This makes me sick -all yor problems are self inflicted -saying otherwise is just bullshit

                            seems to me that nowadays there a name and a treatment plan for every messed up "condition" Has anyone stopped to think that these ppl just want attention ?

                            You should just get on with your life

                            You dont need help - all you gotta do is stop cutting yourself

                            Physiciatrists are all fulla Sh*t anyway - the brain is far too complecated for any modern scientist to really understand -they'll just give you some drug to numb it

                            Sorry about the rant ----but u gotta remember u do this to yourself
                            ure probably gonna get flamed for that. its very easy for people who have never experienced these things to say "its attention seeking"...."just stop it" etc etc. Those are ignorant comments. No personal offense but if you dont want to make a constructive comment or try to understand people who are suffering severe problems then dont comment. You're entitled to your opinion but you wont get much credit for those sort of old-fashioned, inconsiderate outbursts
                            Life's a bitch to the kind, yet kind to the bitch

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by bloke
                              WTF ?? This is ridiculious maybe u should spend more time on not cutting up your arms than trying to find out how to cover the scars. Sounds to me like you wanna hide them so no-one finds out - and all these ppl are helping you- This makes me sick -all yor problems are self inflicted -saying otherwise is just bullshit

                              seems to me that nowadays there a name and a treatment plan for every messed up "condition" Has anyone stopped to think that these ppl just want attention ?

                              You should just get on with your life

                              You dont need help - all you gotta do is stop cutting yourself

                              Physiciatrists are all fulla Sh*t anyway - the brain is far too complecated for any modern scientist to really understand -they'll just give you some drug to numb it

                              Sorry about the rant ----but u gotta remember u do this to yourself
                              I take it from all that shit you've never self-harmed then?
                              It's seriously not as easy as just saying, 'oh well I don't think I'll cut myself anymore.' Not for me anyway, I don't want to but I feel like I have to, its all I can do to feel better. But then afterwards I only feel worse because I know I'll have the scars.
                              I know you won't understand that but I thought I might as well try and explain.
                              How can it be a form of attention seeking if people try so hard to cover them up and hide the scars from everyone else? I sure as hell don't want anyone to see my scars.
                              People like you piss me off, you run your mouth when you don't you understand the first thing about self harm.
                              ~*P@In Is L0v*~

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