I'm in my early 20s, and almost 5 years ago, I was diagnosed with PTSD, Bi-Polar II, Self-Injury, and Night Terrors. I do not take medications. Instead, I use coping skills to deal with situations that may cause mood swings, flashbacks, dissociation, and cutting. They worked for almost a year and a half now. Unfortunately, two nights in a row this week, I have gotten out of bed at some point and began cutting myself. I'm not sure if this is brought on by the night terrors, ptsd, or what. I don't remember doing these things to myself. My SO knows all about my mental health history. Neither of us knows how to handle this with his kids, or how we might handle the situation with his ex-wife, because it's bound to get back to her through one of the kids. They are little girls, ages 5 and 9.
If the cuts were in a place that i can hide, I would hide them so the girls wouldn't have a need to know. Unfortunately, they are in places that you can easily see them, and there are many of them. How would you try to explain this if your child came to you about it?
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