SGG Episode 3:

Get Real About the Suffering

One of the things that's gotta give if we're really going to get to the other side of eating disorders is to stop downplaying the suffering they inflict. This is a painful mental illness. The depth of despair is almost unimaginable to someone who hasn't been affected. For so many who suffer, eating disorders are a way of grasping for control, of seeking comfort, or of coping amidst internal chaos. They don't just take up a little bit of space in a person's life, they can be all-consuming -- a constant struggle amidst painful emotions and deeply distressing thoughts. If we're going to beat this disease, we need to get real about the suffering.

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