Prepare what you want to say

You might feel nervous or anxious about raising this issue with your loved one, and this often makes us forget what we wanted to say. So before you speak to them, write down your main concerns and worries and remember that it is ok to take it with you as a prompt.

Maybe print some information off the internet to have with you, such as our signs and symptoms section, so you can highlight to your loved one that they are displaying symptoms which make you concerned.

Start by stating your own feelings of worry and concerns for them, and be specific in what they are, such as,
‘We are very worried about you. You haven’t eaten dinner all week, and you have spent two hours in the gym everyday. We are concerned about you because we love you. We are not angry at what you are doing, we only want to help and support you.’.