Posted by: Concerned pal | 2009/01/16

worried about friend

Very good friend (25), history of cutting, anorexia, bulimia. Very bad childhood, been to rehad' s for above...
What can I do as a pal to help her and please give me an idea into the mind of those who goes to this extreme' s...
Thank you.

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With that range of problems, sounds like she eneds more than mere rehab, and she should be seeing a good local psychiatrist for a proper assessment. Many years back I did some research that drew attention to the overlap between eating disorders and cutting, but it'd take volumes to try to explain what goes through her mind. Try doing a search within the archives of this forum for our many previous discussions of self-mutilation and cutting

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Posted by: Pal | 2009/01/16

In the meanwhile... is there anything i can do in order to somehow prevent that she does not go back there? Is this 3 things linked somehow and why do people do that to themselves? She has been rehab' d 2 times and she (with me) is on a spiritual path now, that I hope will help as well...??

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