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My friend says she throughs up food after eating, what do I do?

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Last Updated: 11/15/2021 at 6:00pm
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November 22nd, 2017 2:01pm
Sometimes it's not your responsibility. She confided in you something that is hurting her, which shows how good of a friend you are. Don't try to fix her, just continue to be there for support. Offer to try to find her help or have someone to talk to. What she's doing can be dangerous, so it'll be hard balancing her safety and trust. Help find resources for her, but don't reprimand her. Continue being the great friend I imagine you are.
November 15th, 2021 6:00pm
If you have a friend who confides in you that they are throwing up food after they eat it, you may feel worried or afraid for them and their health. You may not have the best resources available to help them, but listening and being their confidante is a great way to be a good friend. Once they tell you, you should find some resources or a trusted adult that may be able to help your friend. This is because it is vital that they receive the help they need, and we might not always be able to prove it as their friend and that’s okay.