Before I start, I’ll try to keep this brief as to not waste much time, and if there’s someone else that needs help then they probably need it more. As some relevant information about me, I’m 16. So about a year ago I met someone online. I met them as part of a team for a competitive game. This person (I’ll call her K for convenience, she’s 16 as well) and I have gotten very close. We’re hesitant to call it a “relationship”, but we’d trust each other with our lives. My parents still don’t know about her yet. If that was all I’d be fine, but of course there’s more. About April of this year one of the members of the team (there were 5) was under investigation for being a child predator since they were/still are in a relationship (Don’t worry, they claimed to be 20 but are actually 16) with a friend of mine that I know from school who was the reason for me joining. This scared my mother, who has always been protective of me. This really limits how much I can talk to K, as much as I hate that. There’s more though. This part is the worst in my opinion. K’s dad is, from what I’ve seen and heard from K, is rather verbally abusive and on occasion will hold on to her arm or something and not let go, and K just freezes up in that situation. She’s really scared of him. K, as of right now, has a really negative self image. She often comes to me saying how terrible she is at everything. Not only that but she’s very against eating. Towards when we first met she was fine, but recently she’s avoided it whenever she could. (Apparently that’s happened before?) That’s gotten a little better, but she’ll usually skip a meal and not have anything to make up for it. (Just as a note she doesn’t like how she looks) There was even a point where she resorted to cutting when she couldn’t take any more. That’s, fortunately, stopped by this point. She constantly has these sort of thoughts on her mind.(Attached)
These are quite old, and they’ve gone away a bit by now. (Just as a note because I’m thinking about it, she’s only thought of suicide once, never took action on it, and hasn’t thought of it since) I can’t stand to see her in such pain and fear so often, but I can’t do anything. There have been a few attempts to get her to go see someone, but none of them ended up working. I don’t know where to go from this point. I can’t talk to anyone in person, and my messages aren’t enough to do anything. What’s worse is that she may be living there through college, and I fear what could happen. So please, if there’s anywhere I can go let me know. As much as I hate to admit it I’ve come very close to accepting that my attempts are meaningless. If anyone knows where to go or anything I could do to help her please let me know. I can’t just sit and watch this happen anymore.