Anorexia how to help?

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- Jan 31, 2012 at 10:44 AM
Hello I want to help my best friend and I really don't know how to do! She is suffering from anorexia and she has changed a lot. She is very important to me and has never let me down and it's my turn to be here for her, but how? I really don't know how to give her help please give me some suggestions please! We are both 13 and will be 14 in three months and we attend the same school and classes.
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It is nice of you to care about your best friend, but you should know that it is going to be very difficult for her to accept help.

How is she with you? Does she talk about her problems?

Are her parents concerned about what is happening to her?

If they are not you could start talking to them so as they will accompany your friend to a specialist. See that she makes some efforts to help herself and keep being with her and doing all that you used to do.
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If you really want to help her, you must tell her parents, and gain their love and support. Your friend will have to go through counselling and gain help from a psychologist. Anorexia is a long term condition which need specialist help. Talk to your friend and see if she thinks she has a problem, that is the first stage, getting her to admit she has an eating disorder. Very good luck to you
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