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Eating disorder

Hi guys,

I have suffered with an eating disorder for a while now, probably about 4-5yrs and i know my parents are aware of this but i was just wondering how i am supposed to get help now

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Re: Eating disorder

Hi @EGB13

 

Just a heads up that I've just moved your post over here, where it's a bit better suited.

Hope it helps you to connect you with a bit more support.

 

I can see that you're new to the forums too - welcome  🌻

 

Living with an eating disorder can be pretty isolating and you've done so well to make the decision to reach out for some support. There are lots of ways you can get help. Here are a few:

- Go to your local GP and talk to them about your experience. They can refer you to a specialist service or a clinician in your local area for support. 

- Contact the Butterfly Foundation: they have a helpline and online chat service that can asist you to understand your experience and to connect with support in your local area

- Use the service finder on the NEDC website to locate a service close to you.

 

It's also a good idea to talk to a family member or friend to let them in on how things are feeling for you too. I know this can feel totally scary however you don't need to do this alone and things can and will get better with support 🐼

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Re: Eating disorder

Thank you Margot,
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Re: Eating disorder

Hey EGB13,

 

Thanks for sharing, please know you're not alone. 

 

When it comes to getting help, there are a lot of different treatments. It can be as simple as talking to a counselor or recieving medical attention, it depends on your situation. I am no expert on this, but I struggled/sturggle with anorexia. 

 

For me, I began my fight with my eating disoder soon after starting college. A death in the family and unresolved chidlhood trauma were the perfect storm that started it. I understand your struggle, but please know there is hope. Looking back, even as a child, I was focused on my weight and wanting to please others. After a 3 years intensive struggle with the eating disorder, I am no longer in it's "grip". I still struggle with anorexic thoughts, but I've learned to silence them. 

 

I am a Christian. I am not perfect, I make many mistakes. God rescued me from the dark days of anorexia- and continues to do so daily. Life is meant to be enjoyed, but it does have times of sadness and hardship. 

 

Consider me somebody that is on the same path as you, I would love to help if I can. If you unsure where to go in your area for help, online chats and other services are a great place to start. 

 

https://www.desiringgod.org/