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A Missed Connection

December 30, 2021

So what can a person do to start conversations about eating disorders? Well, the first thing they can do is not normalize them. “I haven’t eaten today”, can do so much damage to someone just trying to get better. Especially with social media trends, do not bring up rapid/unhealthy weight loss or gain nor romanticize illness.

I really wish people who had them understood that it’s never their fault and getting help for it is never a sign of weakness.”

— Bralyn Bigley '23

       Finally, understand that someone does not choose to have an eating disorder. Although all motives and lives are different one thing is shared, sickness. An eating disorder is a silent killer and you can be saved. Resources are featured in the infographic linked here. 

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