Once a carefree, happy-go-lucky girl, this young woman was comfortable in her own skin. A school holiday was just around the corner, so she decided to go on a quick diet to lose a little weight in order don that brand new bikini. But things took a downward spiral from there. What started as a harmless diet, escalated into an uncontrollable disease.
She began restricting calories, purging, and exercising to an extreme. It got to the point where she didn’t think she looked good unless she could see her bones, and it didn’t stop there. But then everything changed. At home one night, she collapsed on the ground and was rushed to the hospital, a trip that would ultimately save her life.
She has recently been discharged to a mental illness hospital for teenagers where she is getting the help and support she needs to get better. While she struggles every day with the demons in her head, telling her she isn’t good enough, I’m happy to say that this girl is on the road to a full recovery.
This inspiring young woman hopes that by sharing this story with others, she will be able to save someone from the same pain that she has endured.
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