National Eating Disorders Association

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bunntea
Can I help an Acquaintance with ED?

Hi, my best friend's brother has been showing signs of an ED for quite some time now but I've never known if I should do or say anything because we are not very close. I live 3 hours away so I don't see him often and we rarely chat or anything like that. I heard from my mom that he's reached out and is presumably going to receive help for his ED. The thing is, he is a part of a family that all have toxic relationships with food and they praised him when he began suddenly losing a dangerous amount of weight, so his recovery will likely be extremely hard on him, if he even is able to. I'm afraid he won't be able to recover in his environment but I don't know if I'm even capable of supporting him because we rarely speak. Is there anything I can do? And is it even in my place to say anything? I'm afraid for his health but I'm really not sure if it's any of my business.