Growing up with a mother with bipolar, Eric shares what it was like to live in fear of setting her off and being part of a tight-knit neighbourhood where their perceptions of his mother and his home life caused him hurt.
Jeanné, diagnosed with Bipolar I, supported herself until she had a nervous breakdown. Now homeless and ill, she couldn’t get agency support because in the past she was high-functioning. Who would help her?
Our guest shares how she struggled with fearful and paranoid thoughts after her dad died and how it impacted her work, relationships and life for years. Once diagnosed with anxiety, her healing began.
Have you ever wanted to punch a doctor in the throat?
“Everything came back normal,” the doctor always said, “You’re fine.”
“Well, Doc. I didn’t come in because I feel fine,” I always thought.
Twenty-two years of that and I had honestly given up on health care. I hated doctors.
Twenty-two years of visits to specialists. Blood tests, urine samples, sleep tests, finger pricks, poking and prodding; always just to come back and tell me that I’m fine.
Our guest blogger tells the story of her determination to be supermodel thin after she was bullied for putting on weight. Her eating disorder and addiction was soon discovered after she crashed.
Riddle with social anxiety and dependent on others to protect her, Anonymous finds herself in an abusive relationship that leads to depression and PTSD. In the end, her courage to get help saved her life.
Eating disorders aren’t always about weight loss. Sure, that may be a contributing factor, but that’s not all there is to it. Riya Dharne’s story will reflect how one eating disorder can take the form of another over time.