This article about a mother’s struggle to help her daughter through an eating disorder is heartbreaking. It’s clear that eating disorders can be a difficult and complex illness to manage, and that it takes tremendous strength and courage to be able to help a loved one through it. I think it’s so important to recognize the impact of eating disorders on families, and to be aware of the resources available to those in need. It’s also so important to understand that it’s not just the person with the eating disorder who needs help and support - their families and friends may also be struggling. I’m glad to see more awareness being raised about the realities of eating disorders, and I hope that more people will feel empowered to get the help they need.