Yes, my best friend
Since around September, one of my close friends has been acting down and sad. She kind of began isolating herself from everyone and not telling anyone what was going on. I finally figured out that she was not in a constant bad mood, but severely depressed. I found out that she had been cutting. I figured this out because I’ve done it off and on since I was 12, and I am now almost 17. I finally told her that I knew what she was going through and that we could relate. Ever since, she and I have been closer than ever. She is the only friend that I can talk to about it, because none of my other friends have ever done it. I’ve kind of been talking to her ever since she told me (in December) and helping. Her mom found out so she’s been seeing a therapist and now she has been put on Prozac. She’s doing better, but I’ve been getting worse. I had been really bad this past week, and I went and slept over at her house last night. I wanted to talk to her so badly about what I have been doing, but I was scared. I didn’t want to trigger anything with her, but she is the only one who understands. We finally talked about what I was doing this morning, and she was so comforting. I cried, and she just held me. She kept asking me questions and when I would tell her I sounded insane, she would tell me I didn’t sound insane at all, she knew exactly how I felt. I just wanted to post this because she is such an amazing friend and I love her so much.
Person [female, 16, began to SI at age 12]