Educating Youth and Caregivers on the Severity of Eating Disorders
How I stay in Recovery from my Eating Disorder
This is the research paper that I wrote for my Global Family Resource Management course. Throughout continuing my higher education, I integrate my passion for eating disorder recovery / treatment / protective factors into all of my course work.
When You Work For Recovery,
There’s no one way to stay in recovery that works for every individual. But throughout my time in ERC and in the past 3 years of recovery, I’ve come up with a brief synopsis of what works for me.
( I’d be stoked to dive in deeper with you via email if you have any more questions about how I have coped with any situations you’ve experienced!)
recovery works for you. Truly, it does.
January 21-27 of this year I went on my first ever trip out of the United States. I have always held a certain amount of shame around being 24 years old and not having my passport. Alas, I, at 11 months into my 24th year have a passport with a few stamps.
Taking my anti-depressant/anti-anxiety medication is a non negotiable every morning. Just like brushing my teeth. Well, if I’m being honest, taking my meds is more vital than brushing my teeth…
What I Didn't Need To Bring To Treatment
Being in recovery from an eating disorder is pretty shitty this time of the year.
The Diet Culture bandwagon is rolling through, ehm, everywhere.
The idea that I was going to be leaving in three weeks. Putting a time stamp on healing isn’t helpful or realistic.
From My Sister: Convinced
Had my first day of school outfit picked out. Had my first Pumpkin Spice Latte of the season. Had my first fall flashback induced emotional breakdown. Had my first thoughts of dropping out.
From My Mother
“I definitely don’t have an eating disorder,” my sister Lydia insisted several times during our conversation over the summer of 2014 about her recent health and lifestyle changes.
Hello. My birth name is Melissa Joelene Thome/Rhino. I do not know who I really am as I have been living with my eating disorder-anorexia nervosa-for 20+ years.