I’ve been self-injuring lately and I don’t want to tell my family because they’re really stressed out and concerned about other things and they don’t have the time or energy for me right now. And I need help real bad. But there’s like NO adults I can really tell. They’re always too busy. But I know something is wrong. They don’t…but I wish they did. I wish someone could look right at me and know there’s something wrong. But they can’t possibly know. It’s not that easy. I don’t want people to worry about me, but I just wish I could tell a friend or something. My friends never take me seriously though. I’ve always been the girl who cheers up their day or a shoulder to cry on. They’re not like that for me. Kind of stinks….

I want to tell my band director because he is a second father to me, and he saw my injuries once and talked to me privately and said “I’m worried about you, are you ok?”

And I lied right to his face, smile and all, and said I’m perfectly fine. And after I walked back to my friends I acted natural. But when I got home I cried my eyes out. I wish I could have told him.

Should I tell him?

Please help.