worried about my friends mental health and coping mechanisms

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my best friend is open about the fact that she has trauma, but often makes jokes about it and doesn’t feel as though she needs help, as she doesn’t think anything needs sorting out. she often abuses drugs and alcohol. multiple times a week she will get drunk or take drugs, and she’s a very angry and spontaneous person. she is in pain but will not accept any help. i’m worried about her and don’t know what to do. she gets drunk or high alone all the time and is angry all the time. i try to help but she mocks me, she won’t go to a professional, but she needs to stop these bad habits and i can’t help but think i encourage it by not doing more to help her
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Scotney
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Sad fact is you cannot help someone unless they want to help themselves. Do not blame yourself as at least you are being there for them. What is sit with her parents? Might she be persuaded to talk to them or her Gp?
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That is honestly a tough one. Unfortunately your friend doesn’t want to accept help at the present moment of time, and that is in no way in any shape or form your fault. Do you go to school together? In which case I suggest going to a teacher that both of you trust and talk to them about it. I know it may feel as though you’re betraying her trust by doing this (I’ve been there) but ultimately you’re trying to do the right thing by her, and trying to keep her safe. Keep trying to get her help, but don’t do it at the cost of your own mental health.
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I'm sorry to hear that. How old is she? Is she a student?
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