It is Eating Disorders Awareness Week soon (Monday 27th February to 5th March).
I was diagnosed when I was 16. It took me around 5 years, two psychiatrists and countless therapy sessions to recover. By recover, I mean gain back the weight I lost and be okay with it.
I will still have damaging thoughts from time to time but I have learned to silence them.
One day, I will be able to share my story with you*. In the meantime, I send all my love to all men and women out there, wherever you are, fighting an eating disorder.
I live in the UK so I have gathered phone numbers and places where you’ll be able to look for help if you want to:
0808 801 0677 & 0808 801 0711
01494 793223 & firstname.lastname@example.org
Eating disorder support service (SEED):
0845 838 2040
*I haven’t found the words to explain, in details, what I went through and how it felt. Talking about it alone is something very personal and hard to do, let alone in English.
Lots of Kisses