My friend is cutting herself and she is thinking about suicide the I don’t want to let my friend slip away but I don’t know what to do about it.
If you’re able i would suggest going over to her house and talking to her in person. Let her know that she’s cared for and loved. Worst case scenario she could always call or text the suicide hotline. I’ve texted the suicide hotline before and they helped me out.
Talking to her in person is going to be the best thing you can do. Her actions do not rest on your shoulders, remember that, but it’s always good to do everything you can. I would suggest talking through what is going on with her, let her know that you are there for her, that you care for her, that you love her, etc.
The next step would probably be to figure out what else she has for resources. It’s too much to ask of you or anybody to be the one person counseling and helping someone. This would be the time to suggest to her to talk to an adult she trusts about it – a parent, a guardian, a friend’s parent, a teacher. Also, the suicide hotline is always available so if she is really struggling and doesn’t have anybody at the moment, she can use that: 1-800-273-8255. Please let her know what she has for resources, even if she knows. Just that reminder might be enough to get her to use it.
Just please remember this is not all on you. There are other people who can join in and help her. You are not alone in this fight and neither is your friend. Just do the best you can do and don’t try to do it alone.
I highly encourage you call the police to do a wellness check or to get into contact with someone who is close to her.
There are also very many hotlines you can give her and you can also direct her here (please note we arthat not replacement for professional help- other options listed come first.)
Hope all is well- keep us updated if possible.
Lyss (ur old pal Blurryface)
Thank you all so much, the only thing is if she caches me telling anyone about this she would kill herself. Though I am to young to do some of the things you all suggested(which really help) I don’t now how to handle this because last night I was trying to help and she told me to stop because it makes her feel better and that I can’t help her.