We Bite Back

Eating Disorder Awareness WBB is a global network of people proactively recovering from eating disorders, while collectively redefining the beauty standard. .............................................................................................. This is the site that comes after the madness. Before we came along, there was no place for people to go who found support on pro-ana forums, communities and email lists who didn't want to do the ana thing anymore. Welcome to the first web site designed specifically for post-pro-anorexics. ............................................................................................ Join the fight.

inkmurder:

Good things to list

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When an anorexic claims to ‘feel fat’ even when emaciated, this phenomenon is far more complex than simply misjudging bodily dimensions. Another false premise is to consider body image disturbance as a causal factor in anorexia nervosa; we still don’t know whether it is a primary or secondary phenomenon (e.g., a consequence of self-starvation). It is equally simplistic to assume that cultural influences, such as the overvaluation of thinness, causes serious eating disorders like bulimia and anorexia nervosa. Anorexia nervosa, can only be understood from a multidimensional, biopsychosocial viewpoint. It is the final common pathway of a number of predisposing, precipitating, and perpetuating factors.
Stigma towards individuals with eating disorders, as experienced by sufferers, is common and associated with numerous adverse outcomes. The perceptions that eating disorders are trivial and self-inflicted should be a focus of destigmatization interventions. Efforts to reduce stigma towards individuals with bulimia nervosa may need to focus on perceptions of self-control, whereas efforts to reduce stigma towards males with eating disorders may need to focus on perceptions of masculinity/manhood.

webiteback:

More strategies for overcoming binge eating at We Bite Back

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rubyetc:

rubyetc:

most people have a hard time accepting what they are going through is valid to begin with. Don’t add to that insecurity. 

It’s World Mental Health day today. To be honest, every day is an uphill struggle with mental health day in my world. I know this to be true for lots of others. So I am sending love to anyone battling right now, and Imma continue to promulgate a message of acceptance, love and care without bias. 

rose-tinteddreams:

Today is National Day Without Stigma! 1 in 4 college students suffer from a mental illness but many go untreated due to the stigmas associated with being mentally ill. Take time to put your mental health first and let others know that you are open to talk about mental illness and any problems they may be having. Sometimes just talking to a friend without the fear of judgement is all it takes. Be that friend today, and everyday! #activeminds #mhaw

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vigilant-iguana:

destroy the idea that you’re not “sick enough”

destroy it, stomp on it and tear it up, throw it away

if you find yourself thinking that you’re not “sick enough,” that means you plan to get worse—which means you are without a doubt, sick, and you need to ask for help

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