My niece said she wants to hurt herself and admitted to cutting once a year ago
Yesterday she just told me that she wants to hurt herself and she tried cutting once a year ago. She said she wants to do it again. At this point, I'm not sure what to do. Her mom loves her and is aware of her daughter's depression, but she (my sister-in-law) was a cutter and was always open about it--even with her daughter--and has given the impression that cutting is not a big deal. My sister-in-law also believes the couseling her daughter is receiving at school is adequate but I don't think she knows about the past cutting. I guess I'm not sure what to do because I don't think my SIL will take it seriously and I'll break my niece's trust with the only relative she confides in while she is already receiving counseling.