Nix Nightbird: Actually, I think the school made the right call. Anorexia might sometimes be a "disease" in that it's often the result of a different mental disorder, but it's still not healthy behavior and sometime girls DO emulate the behavior despite not suffering from any body dysmorphic disorders. Getting her out of the school reinforces the idea that this is not acceptable behavior, and gives her family the opportunity to send her somewhere for help without worrying about her studies. Get her well first, and then have her catch up with school later.Saying "she has a mental disorder" is not any reason to leave her in school. Pedophiles are technically suffering from a mental disorder. Sociopaths are suffering from a mental disorder. Exhibitionists can be described as having a mental disorder, too. We wouldn't let any of those people stay in school if they were visibly demonstrating their disorder.
moeburn: anorexia, when not accompanied by bulimia, is rarely a self-image issue. studies have shown its really more of a "not as hungry as their body needs them to be" issue.
Nick Nostril: "In the headteacher's eyes, she may well have inspired copycat disorders. "They teach that to the girls? I wondered where they learnt it.
Great Porn Dragon: ReverendJasen: GBB: 6 stone? WTF is that?How many smirglins in a stone?14 lbs. So about 28 smirglins, or 98 smurfs.Or in Murrican units, it's very much in the "dear gods, get that girl a sammich, and not one of those weird British ones which only has cucumbers in it". (84 lbs, which is well in the "too damn skinny" category unless she's in fourth grade or something.)
the_vegetarian_cannibal: Yeah great job, school. This move will surely help to strengthen her already fragile self-esteem.
Gomamon: Banned from 12k GBP a year private school for anorexia, despite undergoing expensive life saving treatment for your eating disorder?Rich white girl problems.
The Evil That Lies In The Hearts Of Men: Girls getting pregnant in high school sure is contagious. Early in my junior year of high school a girl got pregnant, shortly after a couple of her friends also got knocked up and it just cascaded from there. By the time I finished my senior year at least a dozen girls had gotten pregnant. Looking back, maybe I should have used condoms more.
the_vegetarian_cannibal: This move will surely help to strengthen her already fragile self-esteem.
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