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Get her agreement to talk to a school counselor, teacher, family doctor, or any trusted adult she is willing to confide in about her anger or whatever else is bothering her. Offer to go and talk to the adult with her if she does not want to go alone.
If she absolutely will not get help for herself then you talk with a trusted adult about what you can do to help your friend. This is never easy, but you are doing the right thing to not keep silent and allow her to continue to be self-destructive. It is too much to keep this information to yourself if she will not go for help and it is best to share it with someone in your community who has training in knowing what can be done.
Joyce Brothers Kart , MFT