For Support People

Biggest triggers

We asked a group of people in the eating disorder recovery community about what is most helpful and hurtful from their support group. The following are participants answers to the question: “What things do you find triggering for your eating disorder symptoms and relapses?” In this part of our survey, participants responded in an open-ended, qualitative …

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What’s Helpful and What’s Hurtful- Survey Results

What sort of interpersonal interactions are seen by people with eating disorders as being helpful? Which are perceived as harmful? We decided to find out. The SurveyWe created an online survey and invited people who had struggled with eating disorders to participate. Survey participants were asked questions such as “What is the most helpful thing …

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Supporting a Loved One

What is helpful vs. unhelpful when supporting someone with an eating disorder. Watching someone you care about living with an eating disorder can be extremely tough, especially when you can’t imagine why someone would ever want to do that to themselves. Here is a brief list of some common do’s and don’ts (of course, remember …

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