In a recent publication it has been highlighted that 1 in 5 people in the UK who suffer with eating disorders are male.
There are many causes of anorexia in both men and women the most highlighted cause is celebrity magazines. Often most people aspire to look like these glamorous models and because some of therm look really thin they try to change the way they look.
This isn’t the only cause of anorexia there are many highlighted cases of bullying and mental disorders that has triggered this nasty disorder.
I will discuss my story that has recently been published online by many major news outlets.
I am a 23 years of age and I suffer with a disability called cerebral palsy. For many years I suffered with bullying because I was big and that I was different due to my disability.
When I was 13 I got so depressed about the abuse I was getting and it sent me on a downward spiral that hit me with such stress I couldn’t handle it anymore and this abuse I got wasn’t just your normal bullying it was physical and mental abuse I got everyday.
Ten years on I still suffer with my disorder and I live off a diet of custard, mousses and complan replacement drinks because I fear choking on food.
Not only do I suffer with many health issues but I suffer with many phobias that can make me helpless at times and I hide away because I mentally can’t cope.
I won’t sit here and say it is easy on anyone with this disorder because there is such a level of stress it can cause and unlike other people say it’s not just a case of just eating because that isn’t how it works. This is a mental disorder and depending on the complexities it isn’t always easy to cure, everyone suffers with it in different ways and for different reasons.
If you are suffering with anorexia don’t suffer in silence try to seek the help you need to put you on the road to recovery. Some words of wisdom I always live by: You make your own destiny in life and you will find the right path to walk down to a better life.
I have attached the links below to my news story and I hope you enjoy reading them.