My friend has been trying to tell my family that I cut. She cuts too and sees a therapist. She will not stop telling me to do something about it when I don’t want to tell anyone. I’m not the type of person to share feelings with my parents, and I never have been. It’s been about 5 months that I have cut myself and I often think about not eating because I think I’m fat. I have a very stress-filled life with my dad making my week filled with everything. Lessons, journalism, you name it. My friend has been diagnosed with depression, being bipolar, and some others. I hate it, she can get very angry if I don’t do something, I don’t want to, like skip class with her, or lie to my parents. She causes some of the stress that makes me want to cut. I don’t do it as often as I used to, but it’s been over 50 times in the last 3 months. I’m very stressed because I have a ton more homework now that I just started high school and I have mental breakdowns a lot more now. But the thing is, I will be normal at school and nobody knows except for the friends I have told, and I sill laugh and smile, but one little thing said to me can ruin my whole day and end up in a night of crying and cutting. I have become more moody lately and more negative, and nobody will let me forget it. I don’t want to seem like the kind of 14 year old who’s like “I’m sooooooo depressed omg, I cut myself because my mom wouldn’t get me an iPhone 6, fml” — hell no. I’m afraid to talk to anyone and probably won’t, and I just physically can’t say it, and my friend doesn’t seem to understand that.