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Offering Support to Others

It’s natural that when we see people we care about going through challenges, we want to help. But sometimes we stop ourselves from reaching out—we’re worried that we might say the wrong thing, worried we might not be able to offer enough help to matter, worried we might make things worse. The truth is that there are so many ways we can help each other through hard times, and the most important one is being present with what you have, where you are, with those who are suffering. There are many strategies that can bolster our confidence to help when others ask, and many different skills we can learn to help listen deeply, show compassion, and be there for each other in constructive, meaningful ways.

How to Help Someone with an Eating Disorder

If you’re here, it's because you want to better support someone in your life who has an eating disorder—and that's an amazing first step. Very likely, you are feeling worried about your loved one and you are confused about what you should and should not do.

9 Ways to Help a Friend with an Eating Disorder

Lend your support without adding more stress.

How to Help Someone with an Eating Disorder

Thoughts on doing more good than harm when someone you care about is ill.

15 Things to Remember When You Love a Person with an Eating Disorder

Supporting someone with an eating disorder can be challenging, but it can make a huge difference in your loved one’s recovery.

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