If you’re struggling from an eating disorder, anxiety, or depression, please reach out. Blogs are wonderful, but professional support is crucial to recovery.
The National Eating Disorder Association‘s Information and Referral hotline can help you figure out the next step, as can many local organizations, such as the Multi-Service Eating Disorders Association. Such agencies can also recommend ways in which to find therapists, nutritionists, support groups, psychiatrists or treatment facilities.
The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline is open 24/7 and staffed with caring professionals who will listen without judging.
Remember, there is life beyond an eating disorder. There is life beyond the agony of pain in your hungry stomach and beyond the whirring of your mind, lost in a whirl of numbers and self-hatred. There is life in bigger sizes. There is life beyond perfection.
Beyond perfection where your life starts. When I was sick, someone once told me, “On the other side, there’s only flowers.” Now, that’s not exactly true. Life is full of weeds. Here’s the difference, though: now I can see the colors. Now I have the ability and the desire to pull those weeds and toss them away.
Now I can bloom without anything dragging me down. So you can you. Please reach out.
Your life is waiting.