Their son/daughter kills him/herself “I didn’t know he/she was having serious problems”
"Why would you try to kill yourself?" "Why do you do this to us?" "Do you think you are the only one with emotions and problems?" "Why don’t you talk to us??"
Actual statement from my mother when she saw my self-harm scars for the first time: “If you needed more attention, why didn’t you just tell me?”
yeah… my mom laughed the first time i told her i was cutting.
it took me getting admitted to a psych hospital almost 4 years later for her to realize it was actually something serious.
my parents took all my things away. I wasn’t allowed to talk to anyone because “I needed more time alone.”
Everyone seems to forget parents weren’t fucking born in the same time as our generation (obviously). Look at self harm like an invention (maybe a bad example), but parents didn’t fucking have it, or didn’t talk about, hence why they don’t understand it. It doesn’t have to be parents who think you’re attention seeking, people your own age do too. Fucking grow up people and learn that not everyone is going to agree with your opinions or ways of dealing with something, cut your parents some fucking slack (minus those parents who actually are cunts).