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Exclamation I don't know what to do.. - February 18th 2012, 08:06 AM

Today, was a normal day. I get into the car for my basketball game, taking alone 4 other teamates who happened to be close friends. I was in the passenger seat while the others are in the back. When we arrive at the school one of the four comes to me and says "_____" has cuts on her wrist. I almost started crying right then. She kept trying to hide it, why wouldnt she? I didnt read the signs days and weeks before, so right now, after crying during my basketball game, acting like everything is fine in front of her and then coming home and crying to my mom for about 30 minutes.
I dont know what to do. Shes one of my best friends and I never want her to feel alone. Or that she needs to bring self-harm to herself.
I have been through stuff like this before, and I know how much it can affect a person. But its always been me its happened to, how do I help her? I know I need to talk to her about it, Me and my other friend are planning on it, very soon. I just dont know how to bring it up without pushing her away or pissing her off..
I care about her so much and I want and need to help her before things go to far.
Help me, please.

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Re: I don't know what to do.. - February 18th 2012, 11:00 AM

Just try to be there for her, And say you really care for her and that SH isn't the option to cope with these things. These scars will last really long, And for me personally it is a burden evryday. Try to get her to a therapist if she isn't seeing one already. I was so dumb that i was scared to tell my therapist about it, So try to make sure she actually talks to the therapist about it.
I'm sorry that i can't help you more but this is all i can think of.
Good luck!
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Re: I don't know what to do.. - February 18th 2012, 12:51 PM

You could try to direct her to teenhelp. I'm sorry y'all are both going through this. PM me if you need to talk.
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Re: I don't know what to do.. - February 18th 2012, 01:01 PM

Hey there,

I'd suggest letting your friend know that you're there for her. Offer to talk to your friend and if she seems down, she may not know who to go to, so ask her if she's all right and maybe she'll try to open up to you. Try not to force her to open up though since she may not want to talk about it. Also, it is recommendable to ask her to speak to a professional, if she's reluctant to seek help then offer to go with her. Encourage her to talk to her family about it too, since then she has support there too. It may be good for her to realise that her friends and family are there to support her while she is going through a rough time.

I hope it works out well for you and your friend.
Take care.
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