I never ask people not to hurt themselves, and I never judge them if they do. Self-harm isn’t the real problem here: the problem is the condition that drives you to hurt yourself. You did not choose this condition and it is not your fault.
But what I wonder is this: why go on lying? Why go on hiding. We hide away behind our lies and our smiles, really longing for someone to notice and to care, but preventing them from noticing by the very hiding place in which we imagine we feel comfortable.
The problem is that it doesn’t work. Stay strong, valiant warrior: it takes extra courage to risk trusting.