Eating DisorderAddictionEating Disorder<div class="ExternalClass7B7A5EEE1C1F4126AD8CCDB9C4DC6120"><p>​<span class="ms-rteFontFace-1 ms-rteFontSize-3">I believe that I am suffering from an eating disorder. I'm 15 and kinda lost at how to approach this. My mom is starting to notice the signs but it's really hard for me to open up because I don't want her to blame herself. Plus, I'm defensive. I guess I'm reaching out today because I want help before things get out of hand. </span><br></p></div><div class="ExternalClassA21241706D5F4E189F64D9FCA8848805"><p> <span class="ms-rteFontFace-1 ms-rteFontSize-3">None of us are made the same and this can sometimes be upsetting. There are times that you try to do something for yourself to make you feel better; but, sometimes this doesn't work out or you may take things a little too far which harms you instead. This could leave you feeling completely overwhelmed but it's the way that people cope with this that makes the difference. These overwhelming feelings can sometimes be difficult to deal with alone but you don't have to go through this alone. You're one of many who are going through the same emotions. There are people who know and understand these emotional changes and would like to help you. There are also family and friends who would be happy to help because they love you for being you. There are places you could go to for help. You may want to start with speaking to the nurse at school, your PCP, a therapist or a mental health professional that focuses on eating disorders.</span></p><p> <span class="ms-rteFontFace-1 ms-rteFontSize-3">It's sometimes not easy to cope when things don't go to plan and the coping mechanisms that used to work may not work this time. Don't despair as this is all very normal. The best way to deal with your current situation is to take small manageable steps to change. It's common for some people to revert to old habits, and it's normal, but the sooner you get back on your schedule, the better.<br></span></p><p> <a href="/Pages/eating-disorder.aspx"><span class="ms-rteFontFace-1 ms-rteFontSize-3">http://www.yourlifeyourvoice.org/v2/Pages/eating-disorder.aspx</span></a><span class="ms-rteFontFace-1 ms-rteFontSize-3">  </span><br class="ms-rteFontFace-1 ms-rteFontSize-3"></p><p> <span class="ms-rteFontFace-1 ms-rteFontSize-3">Why not try writing down all the activities that make you feel good about yourself and who you are and do at least one a day. Don't be hard on yourself if you miss a day just do what you can with the time you have. Remember small manageable steps are the best way forward.</span></p><p> <span class="ms-rteFontFace-1 ms-rteFontSize-3">Take care of yourself as you are special to your family and friends.  Don't be afraid to talk to your mom, she is there to help you and give you support.  </span></p><p> <span class="ms-rteFontFace-1 ms-rteFontSize-3">We look forward to hearing back from you again.</span></p><p> <span class="ms-rteFontFace-1 ms-rteFontSize-3">Take care and keep safe,</span></p><p> <span class="ms-rteFontFace-1 ms-rteFontSize-3">Nicole, Counselor</span><br></p></div>15

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