I have just been followed by a fellow blogger (http://ldestinyp.wordpress.com) and am very concerned for their wellbeing but am not sure how, or who, to report this to. I rather hope that someone from WordPress will pick this up and have a look into it.
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Concerned About A Fellow Blogger
No, WordPress.com doesn't provide emotional monitoring services. If you think someone is a threat to themselves or others, then there are sites online and call lines you can contact to find out what is the next appropriate step. Just google for them.
Some of the comments on this blog are giving tips on purging and *diet* tips etc. Not good.
You could presumably report it, but "thinspiration" and anorexia blogs are not against the Terms of Service.
I reported it as Mature, because that is perfectly in line with the category: not stuff kids should see.
If I were a reader, is to comment directly to them and give a link to physicians/ national eating disorder organization.
But do it gently.
I've been participating in a women's cycling forum for over the last 5 years plus a co-ed one for longer. Whenever we do have participant that seems to engage in anorexic /bulimic behaviour, several people will gently point and in a supportive way encourage them to work with a counsellor. When you participate in a sport / form of exercise, you do get to recognize how much a person should eat to match the level of physical activity.
But this blogger isn't unaware of her anorexia: she's advocating it, and giving tips like weigh yourself both before and after a meal to ensure you've not gained weight. If you have, go back and throw up AGAIN.
This is not a person unaware of her commitment to unhealthy behaviours. I don't think gentle comments from strangers are going to do it.
We don't know her and she doesn't know us, raincoaster. We can only be polite and concerned.
The best direction would be from folks who were anorexic/bulemic or a licensed physician/registered dietician. I had a friend who was a trained counsellor...she worked with patients specifically on eating disorders at a teaching /research hospital in Toronto. It's a serious counselling process and debriefing process...months, if not several years.
But my best bet is someone from a national organization on eating disorders to reach this person.
You're welcome to find one, but most likely a counselor will tell you that the client has to come to them.
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