Nobody chooses to have an eating disorder like anorexia and bulimia. To the outside world, it may seem like you’re over-analyzing your looks or just being stubborn. Here at The Woodstone Residence, we know how an eating disorder can affect a young person’s life.
Without residential treatment, it can be tough to cope with your illness. Not only do you have years of disordered eating behaviours to deal with, but you also need to learn new ways to deal with not only food, but also other challenges that you face in your everyday life.
Where to Find Support for Eating Disorders
If you know that you have an eating disorder, you need to find the right eating disorder support structure. You need to find a place that offers an alternative to the endless torture of anorexia, bulimia, binge eating or any other type of eating disorder. It’s natural to feel scared about finding support, but you need to find a network of experienced people that can help you create a new pathway that inspires meaningful change so that you can overcome these challenges.
Tips for Young Adults, Parents and Healthcare Professionals
- Tips for young adults: You need to speak to your parents or guardians so that they realize what you are dealing with. Start researching eating disorder support residences that offer the type of help and support that you feel comfortable with.
- Tips for parents: It’s hard watching your child damage his or her health. Remember that they didn’t choose this illness, but they need to react now in order to prevent any further health issues. Contact health care specialists in your area that have the necessary expertise in treating eating disorders.
- Healthcare professionals: Young people can feel particularly threatened when their thoughts and behaviors regarding eating are threatened or challenged. The best way to recover is to provide a young person with the right tools and support networks they need to create meaningful change in their lives.
At The Woodstone Residence, we offer young people the tools and support they need to challenge the power of their illness and break through emotional barriers without relying on eating disordered behaviour to cope.