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Eating Disorders If you or someone close to you is struggling with an eating disorder, reach out here to ask questions or to receive support for recovery.

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How do I tell her..? - October 21st 2010, 02:07 AM

I want to tell the councelor at my school (the one who works with the STARS program. Not the one who actually works for the school. Ms. Sheets keeps everything confidential unless it's about suicide or abuse) about my issues involving food. I don't know if I could consider them an eating disorder, or just the beginnings of one, or just me being stupid, but a few times a week (at most five days in the week, at least two [although during those days it may happen more than once]) I'll overeat and then make myself sick, and then after that I sometimes cut back of the amount I eat. Counting calories helps me feel more in control, but.. When I feel like eating, sometimes it's hard to stop. Help please?
   
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Re: How do I tell her..? - October 21st 2010, 08:48 PM

I think it's great that you want to talk to your counselor about what's going on; reaching out and asking for help is so important, as is being honest. In terms of what to tell her, just tell her what you wrote here; tell her about your behaviors, about your thoughts, your concerns, fears, etc. Let her know that you're not sure what to do next but you know you need help, and that you wanted to reach out to her as a safe person to talk to. That's definitely the first step for you to take; and after that, it will be her job to help you work through it. Hope it goes okay!




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Re: How do I tell her..? - October 29th 2010, 04:31 PM

i agree go for it you can do it. Talk to her let us no how ot goes


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Re: How do I tell her..? - October 29th 2010, 05:20 PM

Dear Katie,
I can assure you that this is really a case of eating disorder, and as you think that it's the beginning, then it is the best time that you can control it. go and talk to Ms. Sheets and tell her all about it. I would even suggest that you talk to your parents about it and ask for their help. they will surely support you because you are very dear to them. this is ntirely curable in the early stages with some bit of self control and parental supervision and support.
sometimes though medical supervision too is needed in the later stages, and if not cured now you would later have to stay in hospital and under continuous supervision of doctor later.
so i suggest that you should talk to your parents first.

hope that you do.
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