Is it necessary for me to cover my self harm cuts/scars?

Thanks so much for the question. We understand that cuts and scars can be hard to deal with, especially when going through difficult situations. However, it is not necessary to cover up your cuts/scars. When it comes to your cuts/scars, making the decisions to cover them up is completely up to you. We believe that you should do whatever you are most comfortable with; it’s a personal preference. Keep in mind that self-care is most important, so do not try to push yourself into anything you’re not willing to do.

Do you feel like it’s necessary to cover up your cuts and your scars because you’re embarrassed about them? If that’s the case then it would be beneficial to reach out to someone you’re close to or to talk to a counselor. It is completely understandable if you’re afraid of putting them on display, so being able to share your feelings would definitely be able to lift a weight from your shoulders. Sometimes it’s also easier to have someone ask you about the scars so that you can talk about it versus approaching someone. What’s important is that you are speaking to someone you feel comfortable around and someone that could listen to what’s going on in your life. It sounds like you’re wanting someone to ask about your scars which may mean you’re ready to talk about it. We think that’s really brave of you and encourage you to reach out for support.

However, if you feel like your cuts/scars spark up too much conversation then you can choose to cover them up.

What you decide truly depends on what you feel comfortable with. Remember to involve yourself in as many positive situations as possible.

We appreciate your question and we’re glad that you were able to reach out to us. If you feel like you’d like you’d like to chat with one of our volunteers you can chat with us at, text us at 587-333-2724, or call us at 403-264-TEEN. We’d be happy to talk!