Hey I’m 2 weeks sh free today. :)
— Abbie Nielsen, Dear Future Daughter (via arent-we-all-imperfect)
Anonymous asked: So I'm in a bit of a pickle. I might go home this summer and if I do my whole family will get to see the new scars on my arm which look horrible. They don't know anything about me (depression related) and this is gonna be unbearable. I don't know how to come clean with them... I just wanna hide and never go home but I can't be scared of my own home especially when I desperately miss it.
I’m so sorry love. I know it’s hard to let your family know what’s going on, but I think it’d be best if you did. I’d say you write them a letter explaining it. You have time to think about it, no one can interrupt, and you can always stop and come back to it later if you need a break.
Depression and self harm are really hard to get through, and especially explain to your family. They might be angry, they might be sad. They probably won’t understand why you self harm. My parents first found out when I was maybe 13 and they still don’t get it. Just remember if they are mad, it’s likely not you they are mad at, but what you are doing to yourself.
Stay strong, love. I’m always here if you need anything.