Educate yo'self about Anorexia
I would like to tell you about anorexia! I'll be discussing the -stigma -symptoms -a day in the life -how youcan get help if you or someone you know might be suffering from anorexia.
Breaking the Stigma
People with anorexia suffer from -emaciation, or extreme thinness -but sometimes one may have normal body weight -and still suffer from anorexia. This is a mental illness and is not a "diet."
- constant pursuit of thinness -self esteem (reliant on body image) - after prolonged anorexia -bone disease -anemia -brittle hair/nails -low blood pressure -brain damage -infertility
Day in the life
- skipping meals - excercising excessively - being hungry but refusing to eat - eating very little
- therapy -talk therapy -individual group/family therapy - health monitoring -nutritional counseling -adequate diet -restoring healthy weight -treating other psychological disorders causing the anorexia
How you can get help
talk to someone
don't skip meals
seek medical help