In my recovery thus far, I have entered into residential treatment twice, been rushed to the hospital once, been in two different intensive outpatient programs, and tried three outpatient therapists. Throughout all of this, I have shared stories and bonded with so many empathetic, insightful people. But beyond just battling the same illness, we have all also faced many of the same invalidating, discouraging comments from supports and strangers alike. Here are some of the main things I wish I could tell to those people:
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There is much more I could add to this list, but I hope it can help start a conversation and help people reconsider some of the popular myths (and I do mean myths) on eating disorders.
I'm a bi female undergraduate student majoring in Psychology, with minors in Women and Gender Studies and African American Studies. I am passionate about issues of domestic violence and sexual assault, and intend to get my masters in social work in order to serve those populations.