Talking to parents about eating disorders and self-harm

Parents – Are you willing to listen when a child has something very heavy on their heart to tell you? Here is a great story to show you that a parent’s love knows no bounds and that being supportive can be a changing factor in the healing process for their child’s life.

Fighting to Find Myself

Last week was one of the most challenging weeks that I have ever had to face in my life. I had to face the challenge of telling my parents about my mental illnesses. I was dreading it for months but I knew that they needed to know about it, and there’s no better time than the present, right? Right.

I had been worrying for months about how to tell them and how much to tell them. I didn’t think it would be possible for them to understand. I thought for sure that they would be mad, but I was wrong.

The amount of love and support that my parents showed me was incredible; it was unpredictable. I had imagined every possible worst case scenario in my mind but never once did it cross my mind that my parents would be 100% supportive. Turns out I should have had more faith…

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  1. incredible and influential article to learn and develop more methods talking to parents about eating disorders and self harm..

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