Anonymous asked: I need some help.. I'm sorry for putting this on you but.. Here it goes.. Today I came home from school and my little brother had cuts on his arm and I asked how he got them and eventually he said "I did it because I hate my life and everyone always tells at me" and I honestly broke down right there and I'm still not ok and I just want this to all be a dream and it doesn't feel real and he's my little brother and I don't know what to do and I just wanted to know if you could help me somehow???
This is really serious and I’m so glad you came to me about it but just remember that anything I say is just my personal opinion and i can’t give you much more than that. But first I suppose, sit down and think, with whats going on in his life, what could be the cause? Maybe its stress from teachers or school kids, or maybe your parents or siblings, but from the ‘everyone always yells at me’ I’d assume it would be from some sort of guardian. Its extremely hard to tell because everyone is different, some people self-harm to gain attention (with saying this, I dont mean as an attention seeker, I mean maybe he just feels lonely), some do it to relieve stress, some people go through sad moments and see how self harm has been publicised so much on the media that they think its the only way to handle their sadness. But because I’m not sure of his age, I’m guessing he’s very young, and I personally wouldn’t contemplate that he is thinking of death because most people at a young age DO know what death is, but don’t understand the whole concept of it and therefore wouldn’t go to those certain measures at all (that is just my opinion). I think from experience with feeling really low with my life, the best way to heal and discover what the world has to offer is by just going outside and doing things with positive people, and getting away from your thoughts. The best thing you can do is spend time with him and not by asking if he’s okay and making the time miserable, let him forget what he did and all the negatives in his life (the last thing he would want to think about is the reasons why he did it) and take him to the park and play soccer, or to the beach, or just outside and play tiggy or anything. xx