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helping others is triggering



May 12, 2019
united states
I have a friend who self harms, and I'm worried sick about his health. You can tell how bad it is just by looking at him, and I desperately want to help, but

a) I'm not really good friends with him. We haven't known each other for too long, and it would feel kind of invasive to try to help him when we're not tight.

b) I have struggled in the past with self harm and I'm worried about being triggered if he opens up. Personally, I get triggered pretty easily, but I still feel like I have to do something.

c) I don't really know how to help. My other friends have tried talking to him and counseling him, but it doesn't look like it's helping too much. I don't know his parents, and he doesn't even go to my school.

Can you give me some advice? thanks, it would be greatly appreciated. <3


Well-known member
Jan 23, 2019
At times self-help is the best help, with advice, there's a whole lot of information on the net about how to help yourself.
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