I can’t help but have had the radio on at work today and in listening to the news, my heart is saddened. Over a 16% rise in admission over the last 6 months alone in eating disorder admissions to hospital.
In one ear I am glad at least these girls and boys will be getting some of the help that they need. But then again I am saddened at this.
There is a young lady who I met at Cheadle Royal on the BBC tomorrow as she is an advocate for recovery with this disorder. I am not a spokesperson although over my 16 years, I’ve seen it all, helped all and done a lot for people like myself.
Don’t get me wrong, I am no saint. I put others before me for the most part, till it came to a head, and then I had to come first. But I did what I could and made some terrific friends along the way.
What saddens me for the most part, is the fact that the radio and person who spoke on it today seemed to blame the media, stick think photo’s and celebs, etc etc. But that is only part of the bigger picture. The bigger picture in my mind is the whole economy. It is not only the way that people think and act, but it is how and when we deal with things that becomes the problem.
I as a big girl at school. I was forced to do everything and anything that ‘others’ perceived that I should to become a ‘healthier’ person. For my circumstances that never really happened. It only strengthened the ‘bad thoughts’ and my perspective on them.
I hope people listen to the facts and believe them. It is a growing threat on our young. Too fat or too thin, there is never a happy medium, and their should be.
Just my thoughts of the day… when it hits you most, it really does.
Recovery is possible, but it still haunts you. The world is very much like that, it likes rubbing it in your face, day in and day out.
Dawn x x