Content warning: contains mental health content that may be distressing
I noticed my girlfriend had some marks on her arm. I knew that she used to self-harm before we were together and was worried that she had started again. I wanted to be there for her and make sure she was ok, but I didn’t know what to do or how to bring it up with her.
I didn’t want to go behind her back and talk with her family about it, so I contacted Kids Helpline.
After chatting with the counsellor I got some ideas on what to do to help her. I told my girlfriend I was worried about the marks and I was there for her if she needed to talk. We talked for hours and I think it brought us closer together. It was like she felt good knowing I cared. She is seeing a counsellor again too.