Eating Disorders are a form of mental illnesses, they are very dangerous because if they are not treated properly you could become hospitalized or die.
Anorexia is the main eating disorder, you just don't eat because the images of perfection in society are being skinny and sometimes people view themselves as fat even if they aren't.
Bulimia is when you do eat, you just make yourself purge, or throw up, after you eat so you don't gain weight.
Thankfully, there are treatments for a lot of mental illnesses, such as psychotherapy, this involves talking to a therapist. There are more than 400 types of psychotherapy.
Sometimes you need biological treatments that will directly alter the bodily process and you will most likely use medication. Tranquilizers and stabilizers can be used to reduce stress and anxiety.
What to do if someone is talking about suicide:
- Stay calm
- Do NOT leave them
- Make sure that there are no sharp or dangerous objects nearby
- Take them seriously and listen to them
- Don't assume that this is a joke and tell them to do it to be funny
- Never keep it a secret; would you rather have a dead friend while still keeping a secret or have a friend that is really mad at you but still alive; tell someone immediately!