#EDAW: Supporting Someone with an Eating Disorder? Here’s What You Need to Hear


National Eating Disorder Awareness Week is February 22-28. All week long, we’re bringing you blog posts specifically on eating disorder awareness and recovery.

All across the country this imagesweek, people are raising awareness for eating disorders: a group of mental illnesses that kills more people each year than any other.

We are breaking down the stigmas of eating disorders and advocating for those who struggle. While much attention will be brought to the people who suffer with or have recovered from eating disorders this week, there is one group who mostly likely won’t be recognized: support people.

When I struggled with anorexia I felt alone, but with the support of the my friends and family, I was able to see that was far from the truth. So support people, this one is for you. Here are the top five things you need to hear that no one is telling you.
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