"I felt like a failure. And even that wasn’t enough to motivate me."
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Rest assured, these are all tried and true.
I Didn’t ‘Overidentify’ With My Mental Illness. I Was Grieving.
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Fatphobia in eating disorder recovery exists. And now my friend might die because of it.
"‘You three get two scoops of ice cream.’ She then looked at me and said, ‘You’ll get a kiddie scoop.’”
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"I avoided those relationships where love was free and easy. Because it didn't feel 'earned,' so I didn't feel worthy."
I preached body positivity — and sunk deeper into my eating disorder at the same time.
I used my proximity to body positive spaces to disregard the very idea that I needed help — and I'm paying the price physically, mentally, and emotionally now.
When they misgendered you at your memorial.
"You never lived to see the day when your life didn’t require a disclaimer — instead, your death now required one, too."
If your ‘suicide prevention’ isn’t talking about the mental health system, you’re missing the point.
As both a suicide attempt and loss survivor, I need to climb up onto my soapbox for a minute. Suicide…
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If your goal in therapy is to ‘be happy,’ you might want to rethink that. Here’s why.
If your goal for therapy is impossible? You might give up before you ever get to the good stuff.