5 Ways to Help a Friend Who Has an Eating Disorder, According to Psychologists

Ashley Broadwater

Eating disorders are incredibly prevalent. More than 28 million Americans will have an eating disorder in their lifetime, which means it's very likely that you'll know someone at some point in your life who's struggling. Fortunately, there are ways you can help.

Compassionate, knowledgeable friends and loved ones can play a significant role in a person's recovery from an eating disorder. POPSUGAR spoke with two psychologists to find out how you can better support a friend who's struggling with disordered eating, from addressing your own biases (which are often fueled by diet culture), to helping them find adequate treatment. Keep reading for their tips.