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Letter to Those Who Cut
"Only trust those who offer
you safety first."
|If you really
want to keep it a secret, you can't tell
/anyone/. There are some people who
understand--some doctors, some social workers,
whatever. They know that we cut to make the
thoughts that are even worse go away; they
understand that this IS our coping mechanism. It
may be flawed, but it does what it does.
Unfortunately, even now--many years on--most
people don't understand, and panic when they see
the blood. They don't understand that the blood
is a comfort. The only safe place is with other
people who cut, or the rare doctor who has seen
it all and understands. Even as an adult, I can't
tell you that other adults are safe. Only trust
those who offer you safety first.
Follow -up letter when
we asked if we could post this..
Yes--and even ok to tell
people that this is from someone who's been very
successful by society's standards (an MD).
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