Dear Youth Ambassadors,
I have a friend who self harms, and I don’t know what to do. I’ve dealt with it before, but she just says, “whatever” or laughs at everything I say to help. I’m worried about her. Any suggestions?
Worried About Her
If you have done what you think you could while keeping it a secret, maybe it’s time to take it to her parents. She needs help, but it might have to go deeper than just you.
Someone Who Believes in You
You can always tell counselors about her and what she does. I have many friends that harm themselves also. I even had a friend that committed suicide. These kinds of situations are not easy to handle, trust me. But talk to someone about it and how you feel about her doing that. For example, you could talk to teachers if you trust them, or even school counselors.
A Friend Who Gets It