Web Toolbar by Wibiya
 
 
 

GL PROFILES

More Friends = More Fun

 
 

GL
Tweets !

22 MINUTES AGO Can you unplug from your social media for a whole day? http://t.co/DnfbCNUZCN

AN HOUR AGO Our #GLmusicissue chat week kicks off tomorrow at 3pm EST with a Q&A w/ @SabrinaAnnLynn! Post your Qs with #GLsabrina for a chance to win :)

AN HOUR AGO RT @SkylarStecker: Remember to Follow @girlslifemag for a chance to win a signed copy! #GLmusicissue #GirlPower💋pic.twitter.com/oBcuGUIIhgg

 

sponsored links

How to help a friend who may have an eating disorder

 

It can be scary when a friend develops an eating disorder. Here’s what you can do:

1. Learn as much as you can about eating disorders before confronting her.

2. Tell her you are concerned about her and suspect she might have an eating disorder. Offer specific observations like, "I heard you throwing up in a bathroom stall twice last week."

3. Suggest she be evaluated by an expert. It's doubtful she'll be receptive but important that you tell her.

4. Hand her a list of resources:
The Renfrew Center, www.renfrew.org
National Association of Anorexia Nervosa and Associated Disorders, www.anad.org
National Eating Disorders Association, www.edap.org
Academy for Eating Disorders, www.aedweb.org

5. If she gets angry and refuses to talk about it, don't push her.
 

6. Tell a professional (nurse, guidance counselor, coach, teacher) that you suspect your friend has an eating disorder.

7. Realize you've done what you can. You can't force help on someone who doesn't want it.

8. Also realize telling your friend you're worried, and that you love and support her, definitely matters!
 
 

BY GL ON 2/28/2012 12:00:00 AM

POSTED IN , , , , ,

< PREVIOUS   NEXT >   
comments powered by Disqus
 
When you need to vent, you...




 
 
X

*Shine* this season with the Fresh Spring Picks giveaway

 

Have your best spring yet with our amazing bounty of books and beauty products. 

CLICK HERE for your chance to win it!

 
Posts From Our Friends

sponsored links