I decided to write this blog in an attempt to spread awareness about the horrible reality of eating disorders. I have been suffering from an eating disorder for years and I continue to struggle with it every day of my life. My hope is that I might deter even one person from going down the same path that I have. Eating disorders are a slippery slope to an unimaginable amount of suffering. I thought I was in control until one day I realized that I just wasn’t. For anyone who is thinking about trying to develop an eating disorder, please think twice. It really is its own sort of hell. And once you start, good luck turning back.
I am currently working towards recovery from bulimia but it is not an easy process. Every day is a struggle, though some days are definitely easier than others. I have had my ups and downs, and I would be lying if I said that I have never relapsed, but at least I can say that I am trying.
I have also suffered from generalized anxiety disorder, panic disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder, and self-harm. Each and everyone of these mental illnesses have at one point or another been a daily battle for me, though I have learned to live with the conditions as a result of my ongoing therapy. For anyone who is interested in gaining information about any of the latter mental illnesses (or any mental illness in general) I would like to welcome you to my blog and I encourage you to follow me. While I am certainly not a professional (yet!), I hope that my personal experiences will be of help to others who are going through a similar experience.
If you are interested, you can contact me via email at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions or if you need additional support!