Perhaps she is already getting counseling, but maybe she isn't.
You need to tell a trusted adult at your school so that they can make sure that this young lady's parents know about what is going on; they can make sure that she is getting the help that she needs.
You're aware that some people — both guys and girls — cut themselves on purpose. Cutting — using a sharp object to cut your own skin on purpose until it bleeds — is a form of self-injury.
People sometimes self-injure by burning their skin with the lit end of a cigarette, a lighter, or a match.
Officers recovered the sword from Bunker’s bedroom and placed it into evidence, police said.
Bunker had an appearance Tuesday in 9th Circuit Court in Manchester, Judge William Lyons set her bail at $1,000 cash or surety for the felony charge of reckless conduct and $500 cash or surety on the misdemeanor assault and resisting charges.
Their skin won't show cut marks, but it might show the small, round scars of a burn.
Some people turn to this behavior when they have problems or painful feelings and haven't found another way to cope or get relief. It can be upsetting to learn that a friend has been cutting. You may feel sad or sorry that your friend is hurting herself in this way.
When she was younger she would limit her food intake (no longer) then it was piercings (over that too) then it was tattoos. I am aware she has probably suffered some form of abuse probably sexual. Essentially, cutting (self-mutilation) provides a distraction from the tremendous burden of pain and baggage carried on the shoulders of troubled people who are in immense non-physical pain. She is trying to keep herself from exploding or imploding from the weight of the world as she has experienced it.
She has been going through counceling for years and has been on several different meds. She may even be cutting because it is a way to avoid suicide...
It may only "scratch the surface" (pun intended) of the impossibly huge pile that needs to be sifted through.