How to approach someone you are concerned may have an eating disorder:
withdrawal from others
strange eating habits
change in mood and or appearance
decline in academic performance Reflect
speak to the person privately
calmly describe specific observations
focus on problems that are concerning Listen
carefully and nonjudgementally
allow the person time to respond
acknowledge their perception might be different Suggest
appropriate resources and referrals (see campus and community resources link)
follow up conversations
immediate evaluation for any of the following: bingeing and purging several times a day, passing out or complaining of chest pains, or complaining of severe stomach ache or vomiting blood.
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