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  1. From Struggle Comes Strength

    ... Physical Education because it is my passion and I wanted to help others. But my passion was my poison. I was enabling my eating disordered ... me throughout my recovery journey. And I was blessed to find a therapist who I was comfortable opening up to. It felt so good to talk ...

  2. Losing Control, Gaining Recovery

    ... tunnel and my friends and family have always helped me to find my way. To my parents and sister: you guys are rather crazy, but you have ... if I didn’t share my story, share my message, how can I help any other person who is in the position that I was in not too long ago? I ...

  3. A Professional Relapse

    ... and it was effective. I worked hard to get well, with the help of my providers, family, and friends. I knew that restricting those who ... with me week after week, struggling, fighting and unable to find her voice and now two years later is healthy, in mind and body, out every ...

  4. Why SNL’s “Welcome to Hell” Skit is So Important for People in Eating Disorder Recovery

    ... closing manager there and she helped me talk to security and find the people who harassed me. I felt very uncomfortable and scared!   ... of sexual assault, please act now to ensure that you get the help you need and deserve. Call RAINN’s National Sexual Assault Hotline at ...

  5. Seconds To Snap, Years To Recover

    ... health issues. They are scared to go to the doctors for the help they deserve for fear of the stigma. There are so many urban myths ... to prove I was in control and good at something ----- to find love through starvation and destruction. But I defeated that mindset. ...

  6. Tikvah

    ... eat again as well as coping skills, and introduced me to the support of others going through the same ordeal. My therapist helped me learn ... through heightened senses. I have made it my life goal to help others who are suffering through eating disorders. I currently run a ... the film that pushed me toward recovery, visit this link to find information and order a free copy of the DVD: ...

  7. ‘BINGE’ Creator Angela Gulner Uses Dark Comedy to Shed Light on Bulimia

    ... I started calling rehab centers when I was drunk. I wanted help; I just didn’t know how to get it. I accidentally found this ... I just keep saying that it can change. If you are able to find a support system that can help you tolerate the discomfort, it can change ...

  8. What ED Promises; Recovery Delivers

    ... could inspire me when I felt weak. I also learned to ask for help, which may have been the hardest part. Asking for help meant ED would have ... I just had to make my way out of the long and bumpy road to find the sense of peace and security ED was trying to tell me he could provide ...

  9. Finding the Balance Between My Education and Eating Disorder Recovery

    ... incredibly far I’ve come, and that it’s okay to ask for help. I also needed to remind myself that it is okay to still struggle ... is going to continue to change. Instead of trying to find the right timing, I need to continue to learn how to cope with my various ...

  10. Lessons in Self-Care: 5 Ways to Survive and Thrive Through the Holidays When You Have an Eating Disorder

    ... efforts to focus on the aspects of the holiday season you find beautiful. When I was struggling with anorexia, I found that seeking opportunities to help others with tasks, such as wrapping gifts or running errands, shifted my ...

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