sparklythingy answered Saturday September 18 2004, 7:00 pm: Go tell a school administrator or guidance counselor IMMEDIATELY. I repeat, IMMEDIATELY. Stop reading this and go tell someone about this. She needs to get help, and SOON. There are psychologists and doctors that can help make her feel better so that she doesn't feel like she has to cut herself. In the meantime, just hang by her, and try and be comforting and friendly. [ sparklythingy's advice column | Ask sparklythingy A Question ]
TwistedThoughts answered Friday September 17 2004, 10:48 pm: Ok...well first off...its hard to stop! I should no! But its very possible she needs lots of support. First sit her down and talk about it with her. Start the convo off with something regular then bring it up. tell her that she needs help and that its very dangerous. Tell her she needs counciling and that she needs to get it fast. If she doesn't cooperate the only thing left to do is to tell your councilor at school. Im telling you that she might hate you for a while but she needs help! Its either her mad at you or her dead! Trust me...its good to have a freind supporting someone through counciling and such! If you do report her...when you go to the councilor you need to be like well i heard about cutting...and i heard cutters wont stop...why...and how can i help them stop! Then you could bring it up later if what the councilor suggested doesnt work. Most people that cut come from broken homes, violent homes, or they are very depressed! It helps to have a caring friend thats willing to tell just to help them.....trust me [ TwistedThoughts's advice column | Ask TwistedThoughts A Question ]
akerlicious answered Friday September 17 2004, 10:24 pm: I encourage you to go to a counseler asap, I once cut and believe me, they need help. They may not realize how dangerous what they are doing really is. So don't even tell her about it and go visit your school counseler and tell the counseler that he/she needs to talk to your friend. Hope everything works out xoxo~ak [ akerlicious's advice column | Ask akerlicious A Question ]
UnluckyWishes answered Friday September 17 2004, 8:32 pm: Even if she gets mad at you you should tell an adult, like her parents.I mean you dont want her to do anything she'll regret.No matter what she'll thank you in the long run.Your a really good person for wanting to help your friend.hope i helped and your friend gets help. [ UnluckyWishes's advice column | Ask UnluckyWishes A Question ]
MaxwellsSilverHammer answered Friday September 17 2004, 8:14 pm: This is something that you definitely can't do by yourself. And you need to take action fast:
Crisis Helpline (for any kind of crisis) (800) 233-4357
Youth Crisis Hotline (800) 448-4663
Sanctuary Crisis Line (800) 548-5222
Crisis Line for the Handicapped (800) 426-4263
American Suicide Foundation (800) 531-4477
National Child - At Risk Hotline (800) 792-5200
Don’t cut 1-800-DONT-CUT
crisis hotline 1-800-CONTACT
You may want to call them by yourselves, you may want to see if you can get her to call some.
If she says she'll call some, and you're not sure if you can trust her to do so, call some by yourself.
Tell an adult you trust, a doctor, a school counselor -- someone.
Karen answered Friday September 17 2004, 7:51 pm: You have to tell your school's conselor or a responsible adult about this and they can handle it. Also, you shouldn't put people's names and any other information about them on the internet because it can lead to many problems. It isn't safe. Just letting you know hun. Hope I helped and good luck with everything :) [ Karen's advice column | Ask Karen A Question ]
MoonFisher answered Friday September 17 2004, 3:59 pm: First of all, sweety, don't put peoples' names on the internet. It is a VERY unsafe practice. Don't share ANY information that can help someone find you or a friend. I can't believe parents let their kids use the computer without beating this idea into their head first. BE SAFE.
Now, about your friend. You need to tell your parents. They will contact the proper people, I hope, to get her some help. If they do not, or you know they are unlikely to, you need to go see a teacher, school counselor, pricipal, nurse, WHOEVER you feel comfortable with and tell them immediately. Ask them to let you remain anonymous if you want, but a friend that's mad at you for telling on her is far better than a friend who's dead or hurt. Tell someone NOW! [ MoonFisher's advice column | Ask MoonFisher A Question ]
Christine answered Friday September 17 2004, 3:51 pm: ok listen... i used to be the same as Amanda. I wanted to killmyself to. Find out whats wrong with her. If her mom knows.. have her take Amanda to a Phys. Doctor. she needs helpquick. What i did to stop myself, was to think everything through and tell other my problems and y i wanted to kill my self. I didnt cut but i tryed hanging myself. Just help her the best you can and get others to help her too.
xOmAnDaH answered Friday September 17 2004, 1:23 pm: I would tell the consler! Or maybe go tell her mom! Talking to her might help a little too..if shes haveing problems tell her she needs to get help..and try to force her to!i hope everything works out! and hope i helped! rate me =)
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