Liv shares her story of starting her mental health journey as a pre-teen and living with an eating disorder then anxiety then depression and now OCD. She knows that enduring mental illness is not dirty or shameful.
Danielle gives an in-depth look into her thoughts and feelings during her struggle with anorexia and how it’s about much more than food and body image.
Raped in her freshman year of college, Laurie couldn’t find anyone to help her get justice. Her mental health spiralled downward. After 4 years of crying for help, it took 1 person to notice for her to begin to fight her way out.
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.
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.
Katy Moyes is diagnosed with OCD and anxiety at a young age. Later in life, her OCD fixates on food and she develops an eating disorder. She longs to talk to someone about what’s going on and finds private therapy is her answer.