The march is designed as a protest against the lack of funding that eating disorder research receives in comparison to other forms of mental illness such as autism or schizophrenia. It is also an attempt to increase understanding amongst the general population and health officials as to what more recent eating disorder research has highlighted; eating disorders are severe mental disorders with a strong biological component and not the fault of parents, nor are they chosen by those that suffer from them.

Suicide is the most common cause of death among eating disorder sufferers, suicidal behavior is also frequently reported in this population. As research develops, clinicians are becoming increasingly aware of the dangers that these serious illnesses pose, however eating disorder research remains significantly underfunded when compared to other forms of psychiatric disorder. 

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Asker Anonymous Asks:
I just stumbled over this blog and I was looking through it and it's mostly for bulimia but eating disorders work both ways and I'm really upset that you act like this is for everyone with eating disorders exept for people who have it where they eat too much I'm like really mad I feel so discriminated
eatingdisorderrecovery eatingdisorderrecovery Said:

I’m sorry you feel this way. We try to include information regarding every eating disorder. Have you checked our articles? We have some information about BED there. I’ve kind of stopped tagging my posts, but I’ll make sure to do that from now on so its easier to find information by searching through the blog. Is there anything in particular you’d like to see more of? For example, articles, typography, resources, stories, information. etc.? You can submit things you find too :)

Does anyone else feel this way?

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I see so many people who are scared of or resistant to recovery because they don’t want all the work they put into their weight loss to go to waste. They spent years on this and they don’t want to throw it away.

You have to throw it away

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As long as you make an identity for yourself out of pain, you cannot be free of it.
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One of the most dangerous myths surrounding eating disorders is that they are a life sentence.
Lynn Crilly, Hope with Eating Disorders (via words-that-heal)

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