EATING DISORDERS !!
What is an Eating Disorder ?
An eating disorder is a psychological disorder characterized by abnormal eating habits. For Example the most common are : Anorexia: When a person is obssessed about how much they weight and what they eat. Bulimia: A more serious condition, when you binge ( eat a lot constantly) and then try to avoid the weight later on.
- See themselves as overweight when they're clearly underweight - Intense fear of gaining weight - Extreme thinnes - Diet and Exercising compulsively, "Fear of being fat" - Causing yourself to vomit. - Starving yourself for a long period of time
- Have the highest mortality rate of any mental illness -Cause health complications such as heart problems -Can occur in any genader,race,age -Feel devalued and fearful because of the negative attitude soceiety holds towrds them
-Medical care and monitoring -psychotherapy -Nutritional counseling -Medication (please seek for help, you're not alone!)
"To be beautiful means to be yourself. You don't need to be accepted by others. You need to accept yourself." - Thich N.
"I am beginning to measure myself in strength, not pounds. Sometimes in smiles." - Laurie H.
"When i recover, i'll have the courage to say that i did indeed struggle. That there was a real problem, that I fought for my life and conquered the mountain." -Demi L.
"I wish I could tell every young girl with an eating disorder, or who has harmed herself in any way that she's worthy of life and that her life has meaning. You can overcome and get through anything."- Demi L.
Your'e a human being, you live once andlife is wonderful. So eat the damn red velvet cupcake. - Emma S.
Call the NAMI helpline 800-950-6264
Just remember you're perfect just the way you are and every body is beautiful