Do you know someone suffering or who may be suffering with an eating disorder? What do you think when you hear “eating disorder”? Perhaps you think of Chanel models who spend their nights walking the runways of New York Fashion Week. Perhaps you think of pretty rich white girls who have nothing better to do with their time than throw up their meals for attention. Perhaps you didn’t notice your next door neighbor, your mom’s friend you’ve known your entire life, or your mailman who all hate themselves; who all suffer.
Eating disorders are vicious and manipulative diseases that will destroy entire human beings if not given the proper help. They know no religion, no race, no age, and no gender; they do not discriminate. If you think you know someone who may be suffering from an eating disorder, please educate yourself and help get them the help they need; the help they deserve.
F.E.A.S.T: Standing for Families Empowered and Supporting Treatment of Eating Disorders, F.E.A.S.T is an international organization of and for parents and caregivers to help loved ones recover from eating disorders by providing information and mutual support, promoting evidence-based treatment, and advocating for research and education to reduce the suffering associated with eating disorders.
NEDA’s Family and Friend Page: A page where you can find general information on eating disorders, a “parent toolkit”, as well as tips for talking to a friend who may be struggling with an eating disorder.
Mirror Mirror- How Eating Disorders Affect Family: A helpful page on the eating Disorder site Mirror Mirror dedicated to helping support the families affected by eating disorders.