Magical Truthsaying Bastard Shadesong (shadesong) wrote,
Magical Truthsaying Bastard Shadesong

Engaging Team Awesome!

A friend of mine is trying to help a 14-year-old girl who's important in her life and who is trending toward anorexia. She is, in my friend's words, an impatient, distrustful-of-authority girl with some significant ADD/depression issues.

-hates food
-history of self harm, but not actively in that cycle right now
-has not made the connection yet between starving herself and self harm
-did I mention, serious trust issues?...yeah.
-convinced she's fat when she's more underweight
-needs to find healthy ways to feel in control of herself and her environment

I feel like I understand the issue all too well. I need to find
something that will appeal to her, so not preachy, long-winded, or
filled w/ technobabble. Something she can relate to.

This is not my area - I know these resources must be out there, but I don't know where they are. I know some of you do youth work. Any ideas?
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