After careful consideration, I decided not to have shame over this part of my life and to let family and friends know what I have been doing over the past year.
This past year I have been at Rosewood Ranch Centers in their intensive outpatient program. I have struggled for 10 years with a debilitating eating disorder. Monday, is my last day at that group. I have made so much progress in the last year and am proud of how far I have come.
Recovery from an eating disorder is a long process, so my recovery does not end here. It’s an everyday thing I work at and have to overcome. I will still continue outpatient therapy and seeing a dietician.
Many people post personal matters like this for attention. But, I do not wish to have attention, but to let friends and family know so I can have your support. With support all around me, recovery becomes easier.
And for all of those struggling and afraid to ask for help, I will say that it is difficult to reach out at first, but going to Rosewood literally saved my life. I wouldn’t be here and be the person I am today if it wasn’t for them.
If you need support, someone to talk to, reach out. To a friend, family member, any loved one, or even better a therapist. Hope and help is here for you. Thank you for all those who have been such a great support for me. I couldn’t have gotten this far without you.