How do you help a friend or family member that has an eating disorder? Many people while in the midst of an eating disorder have convinced themselves that there is no problem and any attempts to intervene are met with denials and angry protests. While it’s obvious to you that something is terribly wrong, they’re blind to the symptoms that you are seeing.
If you have someone close to you that you are worried about, there are things you can do that can help them. Before you attempt to help them, the best thing you can do is to learn about eating disorders yourself. There are many myths about the disease and repeating these to your loved one can do more harm than good. Take time to learn what the truth is about eating disorders. You can find information about eating disorders at many anorexia recovery centers in California or other treatment centers.