Hi! I'm Quincy Rose!

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Hi! I'm Quincy Rose!

Hello! I'm relatively new here, so I decided to introduce myself! My name is Quincy Rose! I'm a Fourteen year old girl who is just about to graduate middle school (finals are HARD)! I love dance and acting (my two passions), and intend on being a broadway actress when I'm older. I am pretty shy and anti-social (albeit not online) I have been struggling with Anorexia for a few months. I also am Vasovagal, so I faint a lot. My parents still don't know about my Anorexia, and I don't have the courage to get help.
So yeah, that's me!
-Quincy

(sorry that this post is so awkward.)

Hi Quincy Rose!

Welcome to the forums, and thank you for telling us a bit about you! (Don't worry, your post wasn't awkward!) Congratulations on being so close to finishing this part of your education. That's so exciting! I'm sure there are plenty of people who read and post on the forums who have interests in common with you and who can relate to your experiences with EDs. I imagine it must be tough for you if your parents don't know about your ED. EDs can add so much stress to your life, so I hope there's someone close to you that you've been able to reach out to and confide in. You're right, it can take a lot of courage to take the first step to get help. But it can be really worthwhile to have the support of your loved ones and of professionals. Plus, think about the situation in reverse: if someone you loved was struggling with an ED, wouldn't you want to know so you could be there for them? Just some things to think about.

I strongly encourage you to contact the NEDA Helpline (you can talk to them online or over the phone): https://www.nationaleatingdisorders.org/information-referral-helpline . They have all kinds of helpful information regarding treatment options near you, and they can provide you with information that you can pass along to your parents that might be helpful. There are all kinds of resources you can give to your parents if you're worried that they won't understand what you're going through. Some of those are on the NEDA website, like the Parent Toolkit (https://www.nationaleatingdisorders.org/parent-toolkit) and the Parent, Family, & Friends Network (https://www.nationaleatingdisorders.org/parent-family-friends-network). If you aren't sure about going to your parents first, do you have a friend, family member, or supportive adult in your life that you could talk to? Maybe they could talk to your parents with you. You deserve to be happy and healthy, and reaching out can be the first step towards recovery.

I hope this post is helpful! Please feel free to post here whenever you need support or a listening ear. We're here for you! :)

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