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Allyson Inez Ford, MA, LPCCAllyson Inez Ford · Jan 16, 2024 · 4 min read

6 Ways to Support Someone Struggling with an Eating Disorder-that have nothing to do with food

Ask them what they need
Educate yourself on various Eating Disorders
Help them make time for personal needs
Do not monitor their food choices
Offer physical comfort
Encourage them to pursue their passions
Allyson Inez Ford, MA, LPCC
Ever since I was young, I knew I wanted to get into a career path that would make a difference in people’s lives. I grew up watching several family members struggle with mental illness including addiction, anxiety and depression. Then, in my late teens I developed an eating disorder.
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