How can I help my friend stop cutting?
My friend has a pretty good life, but I think she's just depressed at the moment because she believes that back in February she broke a guy's heart. The guy now has a girlfriend and he's clearly moved on but she seems to be stuck in the past. Anyways, tonight she showed me her first cut. She says she did it with her nail because she didn't want to leave a scar. I've never had a friend that is depressed before and I just want to help. How can I? Should I talk to an adult? She's trying to figure out a way to break up with her boyfriend because as she says, "I know I'm going down and I just don't want to take him down with me." She's fifteen. This probably isn't a very serious situation yet, but I want to get help before things go south and I'm stuck feeling guilty. Any and all advice is very much appreciated.