Your student Anna, who is recovering from an eating disorder, just ran out of class because of triggering course content. In class, there was a visitor dietician who was discussing nutrition, body image, and healthy eating when a co-student made an implicitly offensive comment about weight and body mass index. This triggered Anna, causing her to run out of the classroom. You also leave class to check on her, and you find her pacing anxiously up and down the hallway with a worried look on her face.
Which of the below options are appropriate response in this case?
A. I thought you recovered from your eating disorder. Why does this bother you?
B. I noticed that you ran out of the class after your co-student made that insensitive comment. Do you want to talk about how you’re feeling, or do you need time for yourself?
C. Come on back to class, you don’t want to miss everything and fall behind.
How would you respond to Suzie?