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Supporting Someone With an Eating Disorder

Caring for someone with an eating disorder can be challenging.

They may be secretive and defensive about their eating and weight. A good first step is to let them know you’re worried about them and encourage them to talk to a healthcare provider.

Steps you can take right now:

Find out as much as you can about the eating disorder they have.

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Explore our resources below to find community support, peer groups and more.

S2 E5 | 34 min
Dealing with Dying, Death, and Grief as a Caregiver
What’s in this podcast:

Host Michelle Jobin is joined by Susan Kendal, founder of Evolve Beyond Grief, to talk about normalizing conversations around death and grief.

Caregiving for Someone With an Eating Disorder
What’s in this podcast:

Listen in as host Michelle Jobin chats with Wendy Preskow, founder of the National Initiative for Eating Disorders (NIED), and member of our Mental Health Working Group.

PTSD in Caregivers
What’s in this podcast:

Dr. Patrick McGrath, a Clinical Psychologist and an Emeritus Professor of Psychiatry at Dalhousie University. In this episode, he talks about medical and psychological treatments for PTSD, and resources caregivers can access to help with this.

I’m a caregiver

Wendy
Caring for: Daughter

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I’m Wendy Preskow and This is My Story

Caregiver Wendy talks about caring for her 15 year old daughter, who suffered from anorexia and bulimia.

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