How To Help A Loved One Suffering From Bulimia?

If you know someone who is suffering from bulimia and are wondering how you can help them, read on; the following tips may be useful for you-

-Don’t be judgmental, listen to them with an open mind; people suffering from eating disorders are generally under tremendous emotional stress and sometimes being a good listener is the best gift you can give them!

-Tell your loved one why you are worried, be gentle and firm. Don’t sound like you are ridiculing or lecturing them.

-Encourage them to seek medical help. You can give them with a list of medical experts they can consult, collect information about their disorder and present it to them or fix and appointment for them with a counselor yourself and accompany them for their first session.

Finally, the most important thing to remember while helping a loved one suffering from bulimia is that you must approach them as gently as you can, blaming them, getting angry with them or refusing to understand their point of view may simply backfire.

Eating Disorder Self Test. Take the EAT-26 self test to see if you might have eating disorder symptoms that might require professional evaluation. All answers are confidential.

Find a Treatment Facility Near You

Click on a state below to find eating disorder treatment options that could be right for you.

Where do calls go?

Calls to numbers on a specific treatment center listing will be routed to that treatment center. Calls to any general helpline will be answered or returned by one of the treatment providers listed, each of which is a paid advertiser: Rehab Media Group, Recovery Helpline, Alli Addiction Services.

By calling the helpline you agree to the terms of use. We do not receive any commission or fee that is dependent upon which treatment provider a caller chooses. There is no obligation to enter treatment.

CALL NOW FOR IMMEDIATE HELPCALL NOW FOR IMMEDIATE HELP800-776-3990Response time about 1 min | Response rate 100%
Who Answers?