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  • If you think your family member is in physical danger or at risk of harming themselves, call triple zero (000).
  • If you think someone you care about might have an eating disorder, it can be difficult to know when and how to talk to them to discuss your concerns.
  • Learn about the signs and symptoms of eating disorders so you know what to look out for.
  • Find out how best to approach someone with an eating disorder, and what not to do.
  • If you think you may have an eating disorder, ask for help. You are not alone. Eating Disorders Victoria and the Butterfly Foundation can help you, both before and after you have discussed your concerns with your family member.
  • Remember, you have the potential to be a great support to your family member if they are diagnosed with an eating disorder. 

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Reviewed on: 09-02-2023