It’s Eating Disorders Awareness Week this coming week. It’s a time when I reflect on how grateful I am for my personal recovery and also it’s a time when I think about all those out there who have yet to find this peace and freedom.
“My heart sings when I hear that someone wants to take those recovery steps”
I have some hopes for this week.
- My first is that we can spread awareness that men also get eating disorders. I want to hear their voices and know that they have support and are recognised.
- Emotional/binge eaters find the courage to speak out and find someone to listen to them. There is nothing to be ashamed of AND it is both common and yes sadly hidden.
- Women and Men of ALL ages have eating disorders, I want the over 30′s, 40′s, 50′s 60′s… to also be heard. I know you are out there.
- 10% are anorexic
- 40% are bulimic
- 50% are in the EDNOS category, including those with binge eating disorder
Wishing you a wonderful Sunday,