All of you, each and every one of you- you’re perfect to me <3 That’s the truth.
Kati Morton on Inpatient Treatment for Eating Disorders.
Why Pro-ana & thinspo blogs are disgusting.
Downtown patrol on Misconceptions about Eating Disorders
Kati Morton on talking to friends and family about Eating Disorders <3
You’re beautiful <3 all you have to do is look for it.
Kati Morton on Eating Disorders and Toxic ‘friends’
Teaching you to Eat again
-A well known youtuber (Idranktheseawater) who also suffers from an eating disorder, can help you recover <3
Please watch! an important video with a very special message! <3 This girl knows what she’s talking about
Building Self Confidence and Self esteem!
More then 50% of women are unhappy with the way they look- 50% too many. Love yourself for who you are, you’re beautiful
You’re not alone in this!
By accident, of course- but what I saw made me want to cry. Girls, beautiful girls- and guys, who are amazing just the way they are, felt the need to starve, purge or throw up in order to become thinner.
Anyone reading this will know that I’ve always been a huge advocate for eating disorder recovery. Although it’s something that’s never touched me personally- it’s something that been close to my heart for a very long time. Three of my very closest friends in the last five years have developed some type of eating disorder. One, who I love so dearly- I’ve watched in agony over the last five years. I can’t help her and it hurts. Another, is like my little brother. He’s one of my closest friends in the world, and I just want them to get better.
The third story though is one that’s affected me the most- the story of one of my best friends. We’ve been friends for twelve years, we’ve gone from crayons and floaties to exams and parties together. I love her so much, she’s like family. Earlier this year she sat me down and told me that she had an eating disorder.. Never has something hit me so hard before, never have I felt so helpless. She’s beautiful. Why can’t she see it? The rest of the world sure can.
I never thought it would affect her, I never thought that she was uncomfortable in her own skin. Clearly, I was wrong. Looking back on it now, there were warning signs, but I didn’t recognise them at the time. I knew them, but was blind to them.
I wish I could have stopped it in it’s earliest days, taken her aside and told her she was beautiful. I wish she could see what the rest of the world sees and it breaks my heart every single day to know that she can’t. I’ve seen her close to giving up. I’ve seen her waste away to nothing. Worst of all, because of this disease she can’t only not see how beautiful she is, but she can’t see how much pain she puts others through.
Mental illness isn’t something that is suffered by just one person. It affects everyone. I never understood the pain my self harming caused others, until I got a text telling me that my best friend was in hospital.
So, when you want that ‘thigh gap’ think of this story. When you want to purge, think of how seeing you destroy yourself will affect your family. Think of me, and all of the times I have cried at seeing my friend destroy herself. Think of how I cry because she can’t see how beautiful she is. See the pain it causes.
But the mirror tells me to lose weight? The mirror lies. You’re beautiful just the way you are, and the chances are- everyone else thinks so too. You just can’t see it. A thought is just a thought. Don’t let it overcome you. You’re beautiful. You’re amazing. You’re worth being healthy.