How can I help a friend who cuts them self???
does your friend know you know? if not, approaching him at the mo may make him feel a little awkward...
personally I would introduce the self-harming notion, that you watched something that interested you about self-harming, introduce it in a third party way, and see if he opens up.
he he knows you know, then just offer your support...talk to them about if they know what makes them feel like they want to self-harm...more importantly, if he doesn't want to discuss it, then don't, just say, ok, I'm always here for you and change the subject (subtlely!)...
self-harmin is not a new phenomana, and within the mental health sector it is deemed more important to make sure the person self-harms safely rather than trying to hide object which they can use. if you're at school, don't mention any names but speak to your school nurse, do not betray your friends confidence, but just seek some advice, I am fairly sure that the nurse should have some idea of your friends problem already (at least the nurse SHOULD)
but just research into the subject, find out more about it. you can't stop someone self-harming, all you can do is try and offer support for the times when they feel they may want to self harm..
he or she might want to feel feeling you know love if some one hurt him or her that is what might happen I know my friend did that for a week and I found out that some one hurt her and so I talked to her and she cryed for a long time but she got better in a day.so ask him or her what has happend to them or if the got a new friend that is not a good one.
Well if they were my friend first I would try and talk to them about it. Try to find out if there is somthing in this persons life that is bothering them.If you can figure out what it is take it from there and try to make this problem better.
Ask them can you cut them too if they say no then ask well why you're doing it and if they say yes run really fast.