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    A while ago, I was scrolling through my friend's tumblr posts when I suddenly found numerous pro-anorexic posts. Obviously, I was concerned, so I started researching the signs of eating disorders and discovered that, even though we aren't particularly close, as we've only known each other for 6 months, she has quite a few of the signs. She is always tired, but can never get to sleep. She has social anxiety and clearly has a very low self esteem. She also told me once that she ate in her room by herself, instead of with her family. Also, as we aren't very close, I sat with her only once at lunch during a school trip. Everyone was starving and happy to get some food from the shops, but she said she wasn't hungry, no matter how many times we kept offering her something to eat. I tried talking to her about it, but she shut down and repeatedly kept deflecting the conversation. I've never been particularly good with conversations like these, so it turned awkward and I didn't know what to do so I left it. I don't know what to do. Should I try again and if so, how should I ask her about it? Should I tell someone else? If so, who? I told her I wouldn't tell anyone else, but when it's something as serious as an eating disorder, I don't know if telling someone might be the best thing to do.
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    (Original post by mionio1069)
    A while ago, I was scrolling through my friend's tumblr posts when I suddenly found numerous pro-anorexic posts. Obviously, I was concerned, so I started researching the signs of eating disorders and discovered that, even though we aren't particularly close, as we've only known each other for 6 months, she has quite a few of the signs. She is always tired, but can never get to sleep. She has social anxiety and clearly has a very low self esteem. She also told me once that she ate in her room by herself, instead of with her family. Also, as we aren't very close, I sat with her only once at lunch during a school trip. Everyone was starving and happy to get some food from the shops, but she said she wasn't hungry, no matter how many times we kept offering her something to eat. I tried talking to her about it, but she shut down and repeatedly kept deflecting the conversation. I've never been particularly good with conversations like these, so it turned awkward and I didn't know what to do so I left it. I don't know what to do. Should I try again and if so, how should I ask her about it? Should I tell someone else? If so, who? I told her I wouldn't tell anyone else, but when it's something as serious as an eating disorder, I don't know if telling someone might be the best thing to do.
    You can contact the BEAT helpline for advice or there is plenty of information for friends and family on the site.

    https://www.beateatingdisorders.org.uk/contact-us
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    You need to tell someone, she wont like it but its for her best. So many people die from eating disorders they are very dangerous, please tell a trusted adult, like a parent or teacher or a guidance therapist at your school, the teacher or therapist does not have to say who told if you ask her not to. so it can stay anonmoys and won't ruin your friendship.if you want me to talk to you a little more- dm me on instagram- @emmaszdance
 
 
 
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