Young Carer and Self Harming

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    Strawberry33 / Nov 22 2020 21.29

    Hi, I am a young carer and I care for my little brother with autism and mum with Bipolar disorder. I have cared for my brother all my life and my mum was only diagnosed 2 years ago. ever since my mum became ill I started self harming but it wasn't that bad. I would hit myself repeatedly and It would leave bruises but not that big. Then, My friend passed away, who I met at a young carers group. this broke me and I have been self harming more seriously ever since, (she died in December 2018 and we were both only 15). I asked for help from a teacher at school, who then made me tell my parents. ever since, nothing has happened and I didn't stop and didn't receive help. her anniversary is coming up and ik I will fall back in to my old way. Any advice?

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    Strawberry33 / Nov 22 2020 21.29

    Hi, I am a young carer and I care for my little brother with autism and mum with Bipolar disorder. I have cared for my brother all my life and my mum was only diagnosed 2 years ago. ever since my mum became ill I started self harming but it wasn't that bad. I would hit myself repeatedly and It would leave bruises but not that big. Then, My friend passed away, who I met at a young carers group. this broke me and I have been self harming more seriously ever since, (she died in December 2018 and we were both only 15). I asked for help from a teacher at school, who then made me tell my parents. ever since, nothing has happened and I didn't stop and didn't receive help. her anniversary is coming up and ik I will fall back in to my old way. Any advice?

    B0ttledxtears / Dec 03 2020 1.14

    Oh my. I can relate to some of that quite a bit. I'm also a young carer to my mum and little brother, however I suffer from possible bipolar (im waiting for a diagnosis) and other mental health conditions. As well as self harming for years, multiple suicide attempts and my close friend committing suicide.

    Im still in recovery amd suffering really bad atm, but honestly I can say it gets better. All i can really suggest is talking to someone like childline or messaging Shout to 85258, they can direct you to professional help. also try going to your GP and they can refer you to camhs or other mental health specialists or support for being a young carer that you might not relise you need, and on your friend anniversary day go to their favourite place or do their favourite activities or something that positively reminds you of them. It recently was my friends Death anniversary and it brought alot back, but its normal and expected to.

    I hope this helps you (if it doesn't im sorry)

    -Lily :)

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    Ieri-ntat-awbs-vobx / Dec 03 2020 21.29

    Hi, I am a young carer to too my mum who is disabled. Non of my friends support me as my mum dosen't look disabled. My brother and I have just signed up to Young carers. I don't know whether I can tell the about my Self-harming. You could try telling them but one thing that has helped me a bit is downloading Wysa it can help. 😀 xx

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    Strawberry33 / Nov 22 2020 21.29

    Hi, I am a young carer and I care for my little brother with autism and mum with Bipolar disorder. I have cared for my brother all my life and my mum was only diagnosed 2 years ago. ever since my mum became ill I started self harming but it wasn't that bad. I would hit myself repeatedly and It would leave bruises but not that big. Then, My friend passed away, who I met at a young carers group. this broke me and I have been self harming more seriously ever since, (she died in December 2018 and we were both only 15). I asked for help from a teacher at school, who then made me tell my parents. ever since, nothing has happened and I didn't stop and didn't receive help. her anniversary is coming up and ik I will fall back in to my old way. Any advice?

    Temporary89585817 / Apr 05 2021 3.36

    Hello :)

    I am also a young carer. I look after my autistic brother who has tourettes, suicidal thoughts, self harming issues, anxiety depression and another brother who is disabled. I understand how hard it is and you can always talk to me if you want. I am going through a stage of self harm too, as I also recently lost a friend sadly. I really understand how overwhelming it is and mix that in with school and friends ect its so hard. Im always here if you need to talk to someone in a similar situation :) I hope this helps to know your not in this alone!

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