by ZakkarysMomFebruary 10 at 9:18 PMYou 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.
by mrsvixenFebruary 10 at 9:18 PM
I don't think you'd loose your children mamma, and you wouldn't be locked up for that. But how can you get help if you don't tell him the truth?
by leahbeah143February 10 at 11:05 PM
There are people here who've cut, and they will be able to give you real-world advice.
and I don't think they will have your kids taken away or immediately lock you up. They will probably try to help you with coping skills and triggers.
by lyrick24February 11 at 6:29 AM
youre not going to lose your kid if you tell them and yes they need to know or how else can they help you.
by matreshkaFebruary 11 at 7:56 AM
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.
by KVnCFebruary 11 at 11:29 AMI 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
by icn_momFebruary 11 at 1:47 PM
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.
February 11 at 3:58 PMHugs 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.
by Serenity7February 11 at 5:10 PM