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Keeping friends updated, Carebridge? Blog? - May 26th 2016, 09:20 PM

I am seeking ACUTE treatment for an eating disorder and then will step down to residential. I am wondering what your thoughts are about keeping family and friends updated while in recovery? What do people usually do in these situations? I don't want people to worry, and think it would be great if they can keep updated and support me with the current events, in my own words. I don't really trust my close friends to then pass it along because I don't want to have to clarify what to share or not publicly. But I also don't know how I feel about putting my health information on the internet. I also don't know if I should cut ties with people when I may not be healthy enough to realize they are toxic. Does that make sense...? Like maybe I should just focus on healing myself rather than keeping people updated?

A few people have suggested Carebridge or a blog. Maybe make it private (even though I'm aware it may not be as private as I think)? What are your thoughts?

I also want to make a journal from typing. What do you use just for your own use?




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Re: Keeping friends updated, Carebridge? Blog? - May 31st 2016, 10:27 PM

Some residential places won't give you regular internet access. If you have it, I'd consider starting a Tumblr or Blogspot about it! There are many places that allow you to blog. However, I think you need to do what is best for your recovery. Your friends can find out about your experiences after the fact. Blogs can allow you to reflect, but you may not be doing your best processing and reflecting if you know you have an audience. TeenHelp's blogs are a bit more restricted and you can limit it to only your TeenHelp friends. You can also journal (by hand, I know, so archaic!) or do a restricted Tumblr blog with password access that you can give to limited friends.

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