Embrace the journey to freedom
For anyone with an eating disorder, the decision to start treatment is a difficult one. But life with an eating disorder means that regular daily functioning in school, work, and relationships are often interrupted by feelings of self-loathing, preoccupation with weight and shape, intrusive thoughts about calories, and paralyzing self-doubt.
Eating disorders are serious and complex and require specialized treatment in order to achieve and sustain life long recovery from the disorder. There are many factors that contribute to the development of an eating disorder – genetics, environment, family dynamics, temperament, trauma, body image, culture, and social media. While it is important to understand how these factors contribute to eating disorders, it is imperative to develop new skills and patterns.