be as supportive as you can, without being too pushy. Try to encourage them to get help as well.
here are some articles that i really think sum up how to help someone:
you are so inspiring! stay strong<3
stay away from potentially triggering things (like numbers) or anything that you think could possibly upset someone, while stilll getting the point across! i think what you’re writing about is great! you should submit it to the blog when you’re done!
Hello! was hoping i could be in your “other blogs” section as a personal blog? I’m in recovery for anorexia and recently began a campaign called “3 Good Things” you can find in my faq. :)
asdfghjkl i LOVE your blog and follow it on my personal tumblr, of course i’ll add you :D I;m going to look into your campaign too, maybe we could promote it on here!
thank you. to the anon i answered with the sugar coating, i’m sorry if i came off as rude or angry, but the accusation that i don’t know how hard recovery is really upset me.
never give up!
i take offense to this. i have been battling my eating disorder for about 5 years now. the first time i sought treatment it was for strictly anorexia. that was in january of 2009. i relapsed within a month, and also began bingeing/abusing laxatives along with restricting. got treatment in july and august 2009, relapsed again in october (same symptoms). got treatment in january and february 2010 and was doing well and i started college. about a month into college, something traumatic happened to me, and i began purging orally to cope. this went on until august 2011.
so don’t tell me i’m sugar coating recovery, that i don’t know the ups and downs. i do. there were times my ed made me want to end my life. but i’m not going to sit here and blog about that. this blog is about RECOVERY. i truly believe recovery is AMAZING. i’m not saying it’s easy- far from it. recovery is a process, not an event. but it is worth it. that’s the point of this blog, to remind people that recovery is worth it. of course tools are important, and i’m still in therapy and i still see a nutritionist when i visit home on breaks.
as for me, you’re right, you never know what things can happen. but you know what, i finally think i’m done with my eating disorder, and i am damn proud of that. the recovery life i have lived these past few months has been happier than any of my time with my ed. are there bad days? of course. but i wake up the next day and i keep going. i will never give up.
so yeah. there’s my rant
congratulations! stay strong beautiful!
fuck yes! you go girl!
awesome! i’m proud of you! :D
the only answer to “why” i have is that bingeing is violent. ED symptoms are violent acts you commit against your own body. when you binge, you’re committing a violent act against your body by forcing more food than it can comfortably handle, thus it hurts.