Posts tagged eating disorder
Posts tagged eating disorder
It’s going to be about famous people (dead or alive, modern or ancient) who have had mental health issues- eg Demi Lovato, Winston Churchill
so get some celebs into my ask, or tweet them to me!
idk when the video will be up, when I have a decent amount of people to make a video about i guess!
I was dating this guy for a year and he was great. Everything seemed fine until my friend caught him cheating on me with a girl from school. This girl was the typical blonde, stick thin, cheerleader which made the situation worse. I never was fat, I was closer to skinny than chubby, but I never had a perfectly flat stomach. My eating habits were pretty bad and I was eating all the time.
When he did this I was so hurt I became depressed, but instead of eating my pain away, I worked it away. I began to obsess about my health. I was calarie counting, making sure my portions were perfect, and working out after evey meal to the point of exhaustion. All these things sound healthy and that’s what I thought I was, until I became gerastically underweight. My doctor told my I was anerexic and I was in disbelief. Anerexia is unhealthy, and I certainly wasn’t unhealthy, I was anything but. They had to put me in the icu because I could hardly breathe on my own and it was the scariest one for me and my family.
Yeah, it’s good to watch what you eat and to regularly work out; but when that’s all you think about you need to take a step back. I was more beautiful before, and I had ruined it all. Thankfully, I got help and was able to get back to regular. I still struggle a lot of course. My mom has to black out the nutrition information on food and I have to be watched a lot. Being “healthy” almost killed me.
Well it all started with a trigger, the abrupt break up from a guy I was totally besotted with and that was the last straw really. I developed depression and found doing everyday things very difficult (this was March last year). The first time I remember it being really bad was 3 months after the break up, on my 18th birthday I had been for my first night out in town and I came home and started talking to the guy who had triggered my depression. This caused for me to consider suicide, but was stopped by a rude awakening from the police at 3am. Things were up/normal and then down again from then on, yo-yoing from being fine, to very not fine. I started uni in september and experienced brief euphoria/normality as i believed that this would cure all my past depression. But I then ended in psychiatric hospital 4 times after things got rocky. I began to learn that past traumatic events way before that of my past boyfriend who triggered the depression, had caused for me to become so depressed and to develop an eating disorder, and have led to me ending in psychiatric hospital, such as my parents’ violent and bitter divorce, my mothers’ stroke, the family house being robbed by an old friend, a new uni boyfriends’ attempted paracetamol overdose after our break up , my self harm which led to me putting myself in terrible situations with men i didn’t know, to name a few. Psychiatric hospital was scary and I’m now trying to stay away from them. I have moved in with my father to a part of the country near my university and have managed to stay at least stable for about a month. I am now on the anti depressant citalopram and am looking into getting CBT help and some psychological help also. So there is my story so far!
Everyone’s mind matters. Your mind matters. What you’re thinking, and what you’re feeling, matters. Everyone deserves support for their thoughts, no matter what they are. If someone has a mental problem, or even thinks that they have one, that matters. We need to spread the message that EVERYONE’S mind, YOUR mind MATTERS. it does. Just because some people don’t express that, doesn’t mean they’re right. YOUR MIND MATTERS. so take care of it.
so guys I’ve done something a bit random. I was sitting there thinking, “you know what? I want to make a change. I want to help.”
and then I thought, “what do I feel most passionate about?”
And the answer was : Mental health in teens
So I thought : Lets make a twitter!
(This is how our generation changes the world- we make twitter accounts. JUST GO WITH IT!)
This twitter account (@teenage_minds_) aims to :
1) Raise awareness for teenage mental illnesses
2) Give a voice to teenagers suffering with mental health problems
3) Break down stigma and stereotypes about mental health problems and its sufferers
4) Support other mental health charities and help raise awareness and funds for them
5) Spread the word that #yourmindmatters
6) And finally…let teenagers know they are not alone
if you’re a part of the wonderful world of twitter, please follow and give a shoutout to this page! (I’VE MADE A LOGO NOW AND ITS SHIT BUT NO JUDGING ALLOWED) and if not just reblog this so more people see it
I really want to make this page a success and help people out. Just please. Go with it.
LOVE YOU ALL- #YourMindMatters
this blog is to hear people’s stories, offer support and guidance, and help make a difference.
Support the twitter! @Teenage_Minds_