A Struggle With Body Dysmorphic Disorder: Casey’s Story

Author: Casey L. Body Dysmorphic Disorder: a mental illness involving obsessive focus on a perceived flaw in appearance. While this little-known mental illness may sound like a minor problem for someone also dealing with depression and anxiety (a different story for a different day), that was unfortunately not the case for me. This illness managed … Continue reading A Struggle With Body Dysmorphic Disorder: Casey’s Story

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Anybody Can Be Affected by an Eating Disorder: Shriya’s Story

Author: Shriya C. I have put off submitting this post for a long time now. Not because I didn’t have time (although I am a pretty busy person), but because I was afraid. Afraid because of the stigma associated with eating disorders. People automatically assume anorexia is the “teenage girls disease”, and they believe that … Continue reading Anybody Can Be Affected by an Eating Disorder: Shriya’s Story

What Is Life Like with an Eating Disorder? (Trigger Warning)

Author: Alex K. Eating disorders do not have looks. Every word you say that refers to food and fat clings to my mind like a child to his mother. With every hour that goes by, I wait until it’s "okay" to eat. I run on the treadmill until I have burned enough to feel calm … Continue reading What Is Life Like with an Eating Disorder? (Trigger Warning)

No Matter Who Puts You down, Never Give Up

Author: Valery B. What is it like to constantly be put down, to endlessly be reminded that you are not succeeding, that you are not heading in the "right direction", that what you are doing and who you are becoming are simply not good enough?  I will tell you that it is not pleasant. Frankly, it … Continue reading No Matter Who Puts You down, Never Give Up

Silent but deadly

Author: Paige S. In my last blog post, I talked a lot about the physical issues that I had and that anyone could have because of anorexia. But, what I [had] failed to mention was the emotional turmoil an eating disorder could have on you - the person effected - and those around you. There … Continue reading Silent but deadly

My Recovery with the Maudsley Method

Author: Alex K. Usually, when a person suffering from an eating disorder begins treatment in a treatment center, he or she will have to follow the method of treatment set forth by that specific center until he or she is able to return to normal eating habits. The program I went through strictly followed the … Continue reading My Recovery with the Maudsley Method

Deciding to feED: Alex’s Story

Author: Alex K. To be completely honest, my story - from what I can remember - basically feels like a big puzzle with chunks of missing pieces; however, what I can remember is not what I would consider a story about me but rather a story about ED. I liked to refer to my eating … Continue reading Deciding to feED: Alex’s Story

Your Life Is Worth the Fight: Valery’s Story

Author: Valery B. Eating Disorders are not choices. They are not fads or diets or temporary states of mind. A person does not wake up one morning and decide to start adhering to food rituals, unhealthy behaviors, and isolation. Eating Disorders are serious, life-threatening Mental Illnesses. They do not discriminate in who they affect and, … Continue reading Your Life Is Worth the Fight: Valery’s Story