i think, it not help you need darlin you need to get away the the countryside, take a break (dont run away it does NOT help trust me, if u live in england call childline, u proberbly do live in the uk cos it would be sunday in the usa and saturday in the uk and also u mentioned plasters, and that is a pritty english thing to say lol).
so anyway take a break wiv ur mum and dad or a familiy member and if you think they dont know confront them, its hard i know, but ur mum or dad already knows,
trust me he/she does know no matter how hard u try en hide it, they r ur parents they find out sooner or l8er.
dont listen to the ova people who think ur scitzo ur not trust me, ur not attention seekin, u feel alone and u dont wana be u, and this, what ur doing is a cry for help, theres a big difference between those two words.
i bet ur about 13 or 14/15 same age as i was when i started im jst turnin 17 this week and those scars i'v got all ova my arms are still there and yes they are very visable to other people.
im not a emo or part of any teenage culture i class myself as an young adult now and yes when i stopped cuttin life hit me so hard i wish i was nver born,
but it wasnt my mum or her biofriend or my older sis left to pick up the damage that i did to myself and all the people i hurt and lost (includin friends) ,durin all of my selfish acts it was me that had to pick up all the pieces.
and oo my god i no i keep sayin its hard but u think that u havnt got the emotional or physical strength to deal wiv all the after mass but u no wot, its that part that keeps you goin , and yes cuttin , is addictive but the only thing is, i hav autism so i didnt feel pain in the bottom half of my arms or hands so its a bit harder.LOL
i think realities has hit u now and especially wiv all these post to your qeustion .
what ur friend is doin, is she starting to copy u it may start off wiv no marks and jst the plasters but she will start experiementing wiv self harm and all the un natural pain thats goes wiv it. stop now , i thiink u need to start a confidence or a self managment course, take up kick boxing instead of self harm.
if u wana talk more just add me on ur yahoo thingy. i hope this helps. lov soph xx