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Need some experienced advice please.

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Panda92

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hey Everyone, I’m new to this forum, so I’ll introduce my self. My names dean. And in the past with my own mental health, I’ve found talking to people, sharing experiences, can be a great source of help/advice.

Unfortunately, I’ve came up against something I’m not familiar with myself. I have a very close person in my life, who’s suffered with eating disorders almost her whole life. And I’m happy to say Over the past year she’s made great progress. But I’m afraid that she’s starting not to see again how much danger she’s in. Without giving away anything too personal, both myself, family and medical professionals have tried to show her this, she still doesn’t feel like she’s able to stop yet. My worry is that “yet” never comes. I know with my mental health, when I was at my worth not of that helped me either, it took ME to want the change, it took ME to want to fight back. I’m just don’t know enough about eating disorders, in order to help properly, and so was wondering if there was any advice at all anyone could give? Anything would be greatly appreciated.
 
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iWILLOBTAINMENTALHEALTH3

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:welcome: Like you said it's up to the person to change. No one else can change a person. All I can say is just support her as she's struggling through this. Sorry. :hug::sorry:
 
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Mary26

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My opinion? She needs a residential treatment program because it's immersive. It would get her out of her environment. She would be eating enough to be able to think clearly. There's lots of peer support. It's goal driven and quite effective.
 
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Purpleplum

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Are they (I'm referring to professionals in that field) just trying to stop her behavior or are they trying to get to the root cause? If they don't get to the root cause, the behavior won't stop.
 
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