“Can we go together to tell a trusted adult?”
“When did it all start?”
“How can I help?”
“Tell me more.”
“Does anyone else know?”
“How do you feel about this?”
You want to know how you can help a friend who is cutting. When someone tells you they are cutting, which is also called non-suicidal self-injury, they are struggling and probably want someone to listen. (There are resources below.)
I want you to know, however, that you only have to listen long enough to recognize there is a problem.
Connect with the pain first
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