How do you help someone with anorexia?

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Registered: 02-18-2013
How do you help someone with anorexia?
Mon, 04-14-2014 - 3:01pm

A group of friends and I are certain that one of our new friends is anorexic. We have known her for about 8 months now and I have never met anyone so obsessed with food, her own weight, and other people's weight. Anytime anyone says something her being so thin, she thinks they are jealous of her. Honestly she is skeletal looking and if she we go out to lunch she tries to stick to capucino or something and then quickly throws on her running shoes when she gets home and runs miles and miles until she burns off all the calories she has just consumed. I don't know where she gets the energy and am convinced she is doing herself harm. She seems to have so many ailments all the time and is sick often. How do we help someone like her?