I need advice concerning my friend, and I have no clue what to do. It is affecting me mentally and my friend’s future and life.
She says her step-mom slaps her, and she hates and wishes she was in jail. She accuses her of stealing jewelry from her friends and throwing out gifts from them. She is scared that her step-mom will do something worse someday.
On top of this, my friend is depressed, cutting, and suicidal. I told her she should contact the police, but her stepmother would just lie and get her in trouble some way. Her dad is under investigation by the police for reasons I don’t know and doesn’t want to mess with that at all.
She has no one else to go live with, which would most likely mean the foster system. I really don’t feel like I can deal with this mentally, but I can’t abandon her. I care way too much. I have tried to get advice from many different sites like this already. I’ve even told my parents, but they say it’s probably not serious. How would they know this???
I am terrified she won’t be on the bus one day, and on the news or something, I’ll find out she ran away or committed suicide.
I have found out this is one of the reasons I distance my self from people and have so few friends. On top of all my smaller insecurities, I will break due to my worry over people I care about. I don’t know what to do or say to her anymore.