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3 days ago · · Anxiety,
My best friend is dealing with so many things. Mainly with a lot of anxiety, constantly scratching herself and her arm is full of scars (she cuts herself). I don't know how to help her. When she showed me her scars the other day, I didn't know how to react. Sometimes I give her my hands so she distracts and stops scratching for a while, but I can't always be with her and sometimes it gets to the point when she bleeds.
She was also clean from self-harm for almost a year, but now it's all getting worse again.
What can I do to help her? I've never struggled with my own mental health, so I don't really know how can I help others who do.
I can't tell anyone else, this is a thing she hides from everyone except me. I know she needs help, not from me, but a psychologist, but she doesn't want to go. She says that it's nothing important.
I'm thinking of maybe telling her mom (we're minors). Not getting into details, just telling her that her daughter is not ok and that she needs professional help. Should I do it? Maybe is not from my business and I shouldn't get so involved. But what else could I do, then?
I can't stand seeing the person I love the most slowly being destroyed.
So if anyone has ever been in her situation, please give me advice on how can I help her, I would appreciate it so much. How to properly react to scars (she shows them to me sometimes) how to check on her... Anything, please.