I'm Eileen (she/her/hers) and I'm proudly and beautifully recovering. I'm here to give advice and offer support, but please remember that I'm not a professional. For more info about me, see my FAQ and my story. For links, hover below.
Rosalind Robertson (The DIY Couturier) says: "Depression is serious – debilitating, often dangerous... It leaves you to fend for themselves. It’s bad enough without people ramming Happy Tips at you through facebook... A friend suggested I write something because, surprisingly, I manage to give an outwards impression of having my shit together. I was shocked to hear this, but I see her point. I’m functioning. I’ve adapted. I’m surprisingly okay. I think the medical term is “resilient”..."
According to the National Eating Disorders Association, 20 million women and 10 million men in the United States have had a clinically significant eating disorder at some time in their lives. These disorders are real — not a fad, not a lifestyle choice — and are about so much more than being thin, despite what many think. National Eating Disorder Awareness Week