so recently a close friend of mine - who has depression, anxiety, OCD and an eating disorder - came to me and said that somebody had made an anonymous account on twitter and sent them a message. The message said something along the lines of this:
Hi, I know you irl and I am 99% sure I have an eating disorder and I think you do to.
And that was basically it. My friend has been speaking to this person for a few days and has finally gained some trust between them and so she asked her a few questions about her identity, such as:
- Are you friends with me irl? Not really.
-Are you friends with any of my friends? Yes.
-Are you friends with (my name)? Yes we are really close.
-If I list a few names will you tell me if you're one of them? Maybe. I don't know if I can do this...
I have shortened all of this so it doesn't take a long time to explain but basically my friend (with my help) worked out who it was. However this person doesn't know that I know about any of this but I am extremely worried.
I don't know what to do. Has anyone got any advice because I really need some right now. I am worried that both of my friends are in trouble because one of them won't talk to me or anyone else about there problems and the other is already in a really bad place so isn't really in the right frame of mind to help someone.
I have a few options... I could tell the friend who has only recently realised there problems mum or I could seek advice from a teacher. Basically any advice would be appreciated because what I do now could really damage the well-being of two of my closest friends.
Thank you and please any advice is appreciated.