Anonymous asked: I think I want to tell my friend that I have suicidal thoughts and self harm, but whenever we get close to the topic, I completely close down, any advice on how to open up?
Start slow. You don’t immediately have to bring the topic up on yourself, you can just bring up the topic in general. Explain that you can understand why people would hurt themselves, and you get that kind of coping mechanism. If you start feeling more comfortable, move on slowly from there. For all you know, other friends might be doing the same things.