Every time i go to my psychiatrist and counselor i lie to them. I do feel like harming myself and yes sometimes i do harm myself. I'm a cutter and have been seen age 13. I'm afraid of telling them that i do harm and have the thoughts. I just don't want to lose my kid and definitely don't want to get lock in a mental hospital. I'm just afraid of what will happen.
You need to be honest with your doctors. That is the only way they can help you. And by telling them you have thoughts of hurting yourself.. I dont think they would have your child taken away. It hasnt happened to me. I was even honest in telling my dr I was having thoughts of hurting my kids (when i had ppd..and i never did hurt them) They werent taken from me. You cant get the help you need if you are not completely honest.
None of that will happen if you tell them. I know the shame and fear of admiting to it. Eventually they are going to see the self harm.
I used to cut. I have kids and my doc and therapist know. they have never thrown me in the hospital for self harm.
I strongly encourage you to work with your therapist to learn ways to avoid the urge to cut and distract yourself with something positive. I hold an ice cube or do somethign with my hands like crafts or cooking. it helps.
I been thru this but you have to be honest unless u don't want help for real. As long as ur not SUICIDAL just harming I'm pretty sure they can't lock u up. Its better to get help than go on like that forever
It is never safe to lie to your doctors. I understand the fear of losing your children and being locked in a mental facility, but for your safety, its best to be honest. There are wonderful out patient programs that could be very benficial to you, but without being honest, you will never be reffered to them.
Hugs to you mama. I my self cut and know what it is like. I know its tough to let the docs know what you do for fear of what the outcome might be. No they will not take your kids away or lock you up. Try opening up a little at a time. If you need any one to talk to for any reason im here and so are other moms. Hugs and hang in there.