I don’t ever post stuff like this up but for so long, my sister has been self-harming herself. She is currently in 8th grade and has been harming herself since 5th grade apparently but no one in my family nor did I really ever notice about it. She’d always have numerous amounts of bracelets on her arms, she’d have long sleeves on all the time even when it’s not so cold out, she’d always stay in her room even when there’s a family gathering. A few weeks ago, I saw her arms fully filled with scars. It filled up her arm and just looking at it I can see she was starting to get addicting to it. I asked her about it the next day, and her response was “I don’t know.. I guess I like the feeling. The feeling of the cut.” After that, I’d argue with her a few times about it but she’d act like she didn’t care. Apparently, someone at her school saw her arm and decided to tell a social worker about it (Thankfully). The social worker called my parents, and told my parents that she has scars all over her arm and has been cutting herself. She talked my sister about the situation and decided to let her go. After a few days, my sister went back to the social worker telling her that two teenage boys are teasing her and making fun of her due to her cutting issue. This made my sister’s issue even worse. The social worker called my parents again and my parents then decided to actually do something about this issue.
Just today, before I went to get my driver’s license I found out my sister was going to a mental hospital due to this. She’s going to school there, and having therapy treatment there for the next 3 weeks. She absolutely hates it, but we feel like it’ll be the best for her. But I’m hoping that you guys will just pray for her though. Pray that she’ll be able to actually know that even though she may feel like she’s alone with her problems, she should know that God is there and God loves her so much to let her hurt herself. It hurts God, and just please pray that she’ll be able to get to know Him. It’s all I’m asking for. Although my sister and I fight countless amounts of times, she’s the one sister I only have and she means everything.