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Question self harm; picking/dermatillomania - August 6th 2011, 04:40 AM

im worried about my friend her arms and legs are covered in scabs or are always bleeding or have dried blood on them. she is depressed and has really low self esteem. how can i help her realize that she is hurting her self and help her over come it?
   
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Re: self harm; picking/dermatillomania - August 6th 2011, 09:26 AM

Have you talked to her about it, and told her how it makes you feel? My friend did this too, and was trying to quit. It's tough, because you can do it in front of people, and nobody notices. I have a bad tendency to pick at my cuticles and any kind of blemish/wound.
But I would recommend you talking with her one on one and trying to convince her to seek help. If she doesn't listen to you, talk to an adult you trust, such as your or her parents, or a counselor.
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Re: self harm; picking/dermatillomania - August 6th 2011, 02:01 PM

Hey there,

Encourage your friend to talk about the things which are making her self harm would be a good starting point. Let her know that you're there for her and that you want to help her get through the difficult time she is having. Talk to her about seeking help, and help her get it; if you can. Show her that you care and want to help as best as you can.

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Re: self harm; picking/dermatillomania - August 10th 2011, 09:35 PM

Hey there.

Firstly I want to tell you what a lovely friend you sound like. Your friend is lucky to have you.

I can understand why you are worried about your friend and I think it's good that you wan to do something about it. First I would try and talk to them. Tell them that you're concerned about what's going on with them and let them know you're there for them and that they can talk to you about things. You could suggest they go to the doctor to talk to someone and you could ask if they want you to go with them. If you get really worried about the risk they are to themselves then I highly suggest you tell a trusted adult so that they can get the support they need.

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