National eating disorders awareness week 21/02/2016- 28/02/2016.
Eating disorders are mental illnesses which have the highest mortality rate of all mental illnesses- 1 in 5 sufferers will die from this illness. I fortunately am a success story, I beat it. However there are so many sufferers out there who need help, who need help to beat this illness. Anorexia is not just a silly obsession with being thin. It's way more than that. It's about being able to feel in control. You share your body with a demon who controls every single things you do, every thing you eat every move you make, the ridiculous amount of exercise you do,it's horrendous. Fortunately I managed to fight with the help of family, friends and the staff at the priory hospital. Anorexia no longer defines me, I am no longer the girl with the eating disorder, I am Jen the strong, determined and courageous girl who stood up to anorexia and succeeded with the battle. Some days I feel so angry and frustrated about the irreversible damage done to my body from anorexia, the fact that my body is not the healthy body that most 24 year olds live in, but I realise I can't change the past. But what I can do is now focus on making myself as healthy as well as possible, and be happy with the fact I have a second change for life. Please please take time this week to think about sufferers and maybe think of others who you know who suffer and realise they are not deliberately trying to hurt themselves or others around them, it's not their fault, they are suffering alone and need love and support and help to escape. Let's face up to eating disorders and beat them , please share my post X X