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Old 02-08-2013, 05:16 PM   #14 (permalink)
hapababy
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Hey fellow forumites,

Eating disorders have the highest mortality rate of any mental illness--up to 40% by some estimates. Our community member Skinnywallflower has an ED.

While she's currently at a healthy weight, her stated goal weight is 100lbs, which would put her at a BMI of 17.2. Underweight is 18.5 and below.

Going to a doctor could save her life, and encouraging her to do so is good. Support and love are good.

Advice on how to lose more weight? NOT HELPFUL to the person with the ED. With the greatest of love and respect, I ask you to PLEASE STOP GIVING HER TIPS ON HOW TO LOSE MORE WEIGHT. That is triggering and destructive.

Skinnywallflower, you are a sweet and awesome person. Please take care of yourself and do whatever you need to stay alive and healthy.
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