7 months ago
Last edited at 1:17PM on 8/17/2013
If you ever spend the night at their house; find and take away anything that they can use to self-harm. You can also have them do the butterfly-project. Look the project up on Google and follow the instructions. If they don't stop, then try your best to convince them to stop, or else tell an adult.
I had many friends who were self-harmers. I was a self-harmer as well. Many people self-harm because they're suffering from pain on the inside, and that's how I was. The best thing to do, is to find out what kind of pain they're suffering from and do your best to help them out. Persuading them to join a therapy group will help as well.
tell parents, teachers, counselors, people who can help him.. obviously. That's not something a teenager should be doing for any reason. That person is probably confused about something or has a problem and thinks that cutting themselves is going to somehow magically help the problem out.. tell your elders so that they are aware.
Tell them you will always be there for them if they ever wanna talk and just be there for them, do not make a big deal about it or she'll feel very uncomfortable and regret telling you. You can also go to the school counselor with them so they wont feel alone,
7 months ago
Last edited at 1:06PM on 8/17/2013
They may be seeking out attention because they are in pain... So tell everyone. Their parents, (not their friends that could be bad for them), a teacher, a counselor. They will get a lot of grief over it and will probably be watched day and night to make sure they don't do it again. If it's attention they need, make sure they get it! ^_^
Let them know that you are there for them all of the way as well. Be there for them when they need someone to talk to.
People who cut themselves are suffering inside from some sort of life trauma. The only way you can get them to stop is to get them help. Can you talk to the friend's parents? You're friend needs professional counseling and possibly treatment.
7 months ago
Last edited at 3:49AM on 8/18/2013
This is a very dangerous illness and can lead to suicide. Our daughter had this illness, but got the help she needed in time. Please call 1-800-DONT CUT (1-800-366-8288) and tell them about your friend. Your friend cannot stop the cutting on their own, they need help before it gets worse. Call to get your friend help right away. Take care