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worried about my best friend

maldrin44maldrin44 Posts: 6 Confirmed not a robot
My best friends mum is being really abusive to her calling her ugly fat dumb stupid and saying the she is an embarassment to the family and saying that I should of never of had you to her that is really putting pressure on her and a few monthes ago she self harmed but she has stopped but she is wanting to run away from home and never return because it has got that bad and she has been diagonsed with anorexia and she was counting calories and body and weight checking but she has stopped but she still is restricting quite alot and im worried that it will turn into bulima because after a while in recovery you can get extreme hunger and then that wants to make you eat alot and when you eat alot it makes you feel guilty and then you will want to purge and then it will go round and round in a cycle


  • kaiikaii Posts: 425 Listening Ear
    Hey @maldrin44, thank you for reaching out and telling us about your concern for your best friend. It's absolutely terrible that this is happening to her. The fact that you posted your concern shows that you're a lovely best friend. I'm sure that you're doing this already, but please continue to give her a supportive and safe environment whenever you hang out with her, since her mother fails to do this. You can do activities together that you both like, such as watching a good tv show. <3

    These resources may help your best friend:

    The Mix: have a helpline which is open from 4pm to 11pm everyday: 0808 808 4994 , they also have a free, 24/7 Crisis Messenger service where you can text THEMIX to 85258.

    Samaritans: https://www.samaritans.org/ - your best friend can call them on 116 123 for free, or give them an email on [email protected] if she is more comfortable writing her thoughts down - talking about her experiences may help as it's not healthy to keep it all bottled in.

    Beat: https://www.beateatingdisorders.org.uk/ - since you mentioned that your best friend was diagnosed with anorexia, this website may help her cope since Beat have a free helplines: https://www.beateatingdisorders.org.uk/get-information-and-support/get-help-for-myself/i-need-support-now/helplines/

    In addition to this, you can also get information about how to support your best friend with anorexia: https://www.beateatingdisorders.org.uk/get-information-and-support/support-someone-else/

    Your best friend is extremely lucky to have you :smile: I hope that this helps and that everything turns out okay <3
    cinnamoroll supremacy : )
  • sinead276sinead276 Posts: 957 Part of The Mix Family
    I just wanted to say I second what kaii has said regarding the support links they have provided in their message and your concerns show just how good of a friend you are. I also wanted to add that whilst supporting your friend and being there for her is important during this period of time - don't forget that if you also feel like you need support, feel free to message us or at least make sure to look after yourself as it can be a challenging time for you as well as your friend.

    Hope everything becomes okay soon <3

    Sinead :3
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