What you need to know to be supportive
Knowing how to be supportive of someone close to you who has or may have bulimia nervosa is hard. You don’t want to say or do anything that is off-putting, disrespectful, or makes wrong assumptions. The information here is intended to help you understand the disorder, available treatment options, how well they work, how to find quality treatment providers, how to navigate the health insurance maze, and ways to be supportive.
Students often spend more waking time in school and sports activities than they do their families. Behaviors at school or in sports activities can differ from behaviors family members see at home. Educators, including teachers and guidance counselors, as well as sports coaches, may be the first to witness behaviors suggestive of bulimia nervosa. The information here is intended to help educators and coaches learn about the disorder and the resources that are available to help educate and support students affected by bulimia nervosa.
about bulimia nervosa
Common myths about eating disorders
BMI and growth charts for children ages 2 to 20 years
Should friends and family be involved in treatment
Guidelines and position statements related to eating disorders
Coverage policies related to bulimia nervosa and eating disorders
Options for when insurance benefits and appeals are exhausted
Mental health parity laws and their impact on insurance benefits
Impact of eating disorders on cognitive abilities and functioning in school
Physiologic impacts of bulimia nervosa on athletic performance
Eating disorder signs and symptoms specific to school settings
School strategies for assisting students with eating disorders
Free curricula for grades K–12 on eating disorders and health body image