Imagine watching a loved one slowly wither and having no idea what's wrong, or how to save them. Michale Cerswell, an Ontario teen, fell victim to one of Canada's most common mental illnesses -- an eating disorder. The greatest challenge was finding treatment.
Bulimia. That is a word that I used to be so ashamed of saying out loud. But now I use it with ease as it is a part of who I am, was, and will become. It has been a part of my life for so long, and it has taken me up until this point to realize that it is nothing to apologize for. It just is.
With so many misconceptions about anorexia, bulimia and overeating, can you spot fact from fiction? We talked to Julie Notto
The lives of thin women revolve around denial, restrictions, guilt, and depression over failing... I know because I'd been hiding my own fat monster and had to appease it with Prozac and talk therapy. Still, I suppose, I'd rather be sad than fat. And so would Kate Middleton, probably. And so would you.
There is more pressure than ever before to be some perfect version of feminine. Thin, but fit. Toned but muscular. Smart but not smart enough to threaten your man. The pressure is endless and relentless and it is time we acknowledge what is being done to us, and what we are doing to ourselves.