Aunty Sprout: Anorexic Acquaintance?
Dear Aunty Sprout,
I am concerned about a friend of mine. You see, we're not BFFs or Sisters from another Mister or anything, but obviously, I worry about the welfare and health of all my friends.
Over the past year, she has lost quite a bit of weight and nobody ever sees her eat except maybe an energy bar or something and that's rather rare, too. I fear she could be anorexic.
I don't want to just bring it up with her and be "Oh, hey, why are you losing weight?" or anything because there may be an explanation, but nevertheless, I am worried in case there is something wrong. How do I go about making sure she is OK? She might find it offensive if I ask her straight up and I don't want to ask her family either. I hardly know them and if they don't know, it may cause trouble - I do not want to be the cause of that.
Well Sprouters it’s over to you if you have any advice to offer, please leave your comments below.
Or if you have a problem/question that you would like some advice on, why not share it with theSprout community? TheSprout has teamed up with Meic (the national helpline for young people), so they'll be offering their advice too.
So if you have a question that you'd like to ask, just submit it like you would an article via the submit news section with my name (Aunty Sprout) in the title or simply leave a comment on my homepage. Your entry will be anonymous, as I’ll change the name on it. Also remember to have a look at the info section. You can of course always contact Meic directly - www.meiccymru.org