My Commitment to Creating Responsible Eating Disorder Recovery Content
On my journey I have hungered for stories of recovery that emphasized recovery over stories of the disorder itself. I understand the need to educate around the seriousness and complexity of eating disorders, but there are plenty of other places to find that information. Recovery IS possible and I want to shine a light on that!
This blog supports the principles of health at every size, body liberation, intuitive eating and eating disorder recovery. When commenting I ask that you respect that this is NOT a place to debate those principles or question their validity. Asking questions and being open to learning is more than welcome, but undermining my core values is not. I welcome discussion, ideas and questions about rejecting the diet mentality, overcoming weight stigma, eating disorder recovery, and positive body image.
My intention in sharing my story is to lead others toward health, hope, and understanding. With that in mind, I commit to carefully considering the impact of my message on the public and to maintain my commitment to my own recovery and growth. If at any time I believe content may be triggering, I will clearly identify that with a trigger warning.
I do not endorse the idea that recovery can happen in isolation. The vast majority of those who recover from eating disorders do so with the ongoing support of trained professionals and social supports. It is both courageous and necessary to reach out for support and guidance during the recovery process.
If you are struggling please reach out to your therapist or treatment team for support. If you need a referral to a treatment provider in your area please contact the appropriate organization below:
National Eating Disorder Information Centre
Suicide Prevention Canada
National Eating Disorders Association
Suicide Prevention Lifeline