TeenHelp
Support Forums Today's Posts

Get Advice Connect with TeenHelp Resources
HelpLINK Facebook     Twitter     Tumblr     Instagram    Hotlines    Safety Zone    Alternatives


You are not registered or have not logged in

Hello guest! (Not a guest? Log in above!)

As a guest on TeenHelp you are only able to use some of our site's features. By registering an account you will be able to enjoy unlimited access to our site, and will be able to:

  • Connect with thousands of teenagers worldwide by actively taking part in our Support Forums and Chat Room.
  • Find others with similar interests in our Social Groups.
  • Express yourself through our Blogs, Picture Albums and User Profiles.
  • And much much more!

Signing up is free, anonymous and will only take a few moments, so click here to register now!


Eating Disorders If you or someone close to you is struggling with an eating disorder, reach out here to ask questions or to receive support for recovery.

Closed Thread
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
  (#1 (permalink)) Old
iloveyou5 Offline
Member
Welcome me, I'm new!
*
 
iloveyou5's Avatar
 

Posts: 12
Join Date: August 14th 2010

How to tell someone you think you have an eating disorder? - September 5th 2010, 04:21 AM

I seriously think I have a eating disorder, I don't know what to do I want to get help before it gets to bad but I just don't know how or who to turn too anymore... So anything would help please
   
  (#2 (permalink)) Old
Verità Offline
Formerly KeeperOfMysteries
Experienced TeenHelper
******
 
Verità's Avatar
 
Name: Alice
Gender: Female
Location: Wonderland

Posts: 714
Blog Entries: 73
Join Date: July 22nd 2010

Re: How to tell someone you think you have an eating disorder? - September 5th 2010, 04:34 AM

I think you should tell someone you definitely know and trust, and I usually find the best way to say it is to just, well, say it. Then tell the person why you think that way, and appeal for help. As to who to turn to, perhaps a parent, a friend, or a school counselor?


’Twas brillig, and the slithy toves
Did gyre and gimble in the wabe;
All mimsy were the borogoves,
And the [mome raths] outgrabe.
   
  (#3 (permalink)) Old
iloveyou5 Offline
Member
Welcome me, I'm new!
*
 
iloveyou5's Avatar
 

Posts: 12
Join Date: August 14th 2010

Re: How to tell someone you think you have an eating disorder? - September 5th 2010, 04:46 AM

okay I'll try, it's just really nerve racking.. Cause I don't know what people are going to say.
   
  (#4 (permalink)) Old
Verità Offline
Formerly KeeperOfMysteries
Experienced TeenHelper
******
 
Verità's Avatar
 
Name: Alice
Gender: Female
Location: Wonderland

Posts: 714
Blog Entries: 73
Join Date: July 22nd 2010

Re: How to tell someone you think you have an eating disorder? - September 5th 2010, 04:49 AM

Well you don't have to tell EVERYONE. Just tell one person you trust, that's all. I'm sure they'll help you


’Twas brillig, and the slithy toves
Did gyre and gimble in the wabe;
All mimsy were the borogoves,
And the [mome raths] outgrabe.
   
  (#5 (permalink)) Old
iloveyou5 Offline
Member
Welcome me, I'm new!
*
 
iloveyou5's Avatar
 

Posts: 12
Join Date: August 14th 2010

Re: How to tell someone you think you have an eating disorder? - September 5th 2010, 05:09 AM

Yeah I'll try..
   
  (#6 (permalink)) Old
Verità Offline
Formerly KeeperOfMysteries
Experienced TeenHelper
******
 
Verità's Avatar
 
Name: Alice
Gender: Female
Location: Wonderland

Posts: 714
Blog Entries: 73
Join Date: July 22nd 2010

Re: How to tell someone you think you have an eating disorder? - September 5th 2010, 05:12 AM

Good luck!


’Twas brillig, and the slithy toves
Did gyre and gimble in the wabe;
All mimsy were the borogoves,
And the [mome raths] outgrabe.
   
  (#7 (permalink)) Old
*dreaming
Welcome me, I'm new!
*
 
ForgottenMemories's Avatar
 
Name: Ellie
Age: 28
Gender: Female
Location: Uk

Posts: 10
Join Date: July 2nd 2009

Re: How to tell someone you think you have an eating disorder? - September 6th 2010, 11:10 AM

Just to add, why not try writing it down if it's easter? Sometimes that can help because you don't have to say it out loud or even be there when they read it?

It is a lot easier if someone knows because they can be there to support you. Dealing with something like this on your own is a real challenge, and a challenge that isn't always successfull. Good luck, let us know how it goes.

Here if you need anything!
   
  (#8 (permalink)) Old
Palmolive Offline
Purr Purr Purr.
Jeez, get a life!
***********
 
Palmolive's Avatar
 
Name: Jessie
Age: 25
Gender: Girly.
Location: The stars.

Posts: 5,791
Blog Entries: 2318
Join Date: January 31st 2009

Re: How to tell someone you think you have an eating disorder? - September 6th 2010, 02:06 PM

Hey there

Im sorry you have found yourself in this situation. I can understand how hard it must be for you right now.

Its always good confide in someone who you know and trust. It might be a lot less 'awkward' because you trust them! People will understand and be there for you. People are there to help, you just have to let them in.

As already said, if saying it aloud seems to scary, writing it down is definitely a good was forward. Either way, just start of my simply saying 'I'm struggling to eat', or something along the lines. I would think from then on, the other person will ask questions and you will just have to answer.

You have family who you can talk to, doctors, a school nurse or even a teacher if you are in any sort of education.

Just keep your chin up. I hope it goes alright!
-Jessie


"Only in the dark, can you see the stars..."
Josie 12/3/2014, always in my heart. Sue 19/2/2016; Peter, Ellie, Hannah, Andy, Kirtsie RIP.

Helplink Mentor l Article writer l Forum mod l Community Mod
   
Closed Thread

Bookmarks

Tags
disorder, eating

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off




All material copyright ©1998-2019, TeenHelp.
Terms | Legal | Privacy | Conduct | Complaints

Powered by vBulletin®.
Copyright ©2000-2019, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search engine optimization by vBSEO.
Theme developed in association with vBStyles.