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How to tell my close friend I have self harm and cutting problems?

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Dr. Pamela Pappas
Psychiatry
2 doctors agree

In brief: At a quiet time

I hope that in addition to wanting to tell a close friend, you're also talking regularly with a therapist about these things? Therapists are trained to understand and help you in ways that friends cannot.
Before speaking with your friend, you might consider what you want from him or her. Then, you could wait for a quiet time to share -- including what you're doing to help yourself with this.

In brief: At a quiet time

I hope that in addition to wanting to tell a close friend, you're also talking regularly with a therapist about these things? Therapists are trained to understand and help you in ways that friends cannot.
Before speaking with your friend, you might consider what you want from him or her. Then, you could wait for a quiet time to share -- including what you're doing to help yourself with this.
Dr. Pamela Pappas
Dr. Pamela Pappas
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Dr. Cara Nixon
Clinical Psychology

In brief: Straight forward

If this is a good friend, then anything you say will be heard openly.
The most important part is telling somebody so you can get the help you need.

In brief: Straight forward

If this is a good friend, then anything you say will be heard openly.
The most important part is telling somebody so you can get the help you need.
Dr. Cara Nixon
Dr. Cara Nixon
Thank
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