F.E.A.S.T's Around The Dinner Table forum

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hey there i’m new to this and i’m no parent but lots of my super close friends are dealing with eating disorders and i want to support them and help them recover without being to pushy... so i was wondering if anyone had any tips on how to help a close friend with a eating disorder without being overwhelming. 
thanks X
That is really nice that you ask that and you are a true friend that you are concerned about that.
Best help I can imagine for a friend is
-stay in contact, daily if possible
-see them as often as possible and have a meal/snack together then
-contact friends/partners/family if you think that they go down the rabbit hole and are in serious health danger

I hope others will come along with ideas soon.
Keep feeding. There is light at the end of the tunnel.
Hi billie12,

Great for asking. Look at the post from 3 days ago asking about short videos from family/friends. Good links there.

If your friends think you are pushy, that's okay. Remember that they are really frightened and need someone to be there to listen.
D fell down the rabbit hole of AN at age 11 after difficulty swallowing followed by rapid weight loss. Progressing well through recovery, but still climbing our way out of the hole.