URGENT: My friend has told me something huge, like really really huge. An adult needs to know about it. But she tells me I can't tell anyone, but this issue is affecting her badly, it's not a good thing. I'm super worried. Some other people in our friendship group know and her boyfriend knows but we need to tell someone. I see my support tutor on Monday and I want to tell her because I know she'd be super caring and kind about it but I don't want to go behind herback but AN ADULT NEEDS TO KNOW!!
If it’s something that threatens the well-being of your friend, or anyone else, then yes you need to tell someone. Your friend might be angry with you for a while, but in the end her needing help is more important than how she feels about you.
Is your support tutor a real adult, or a college student who’s technically an adult? As a 20-year-old college student, I would do everything I could to help your friend, but I would have to bring even more people into the situation because I personally don’t have that kind of resources. I would definitely recommend telling an adultier adult, if at all possible.
Edit: see this post for a follow up