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Hi my name is Kaity. I am 18 years old and am a senior in high school. I went to treatment for depression and anxiety for two years and am back now, but having trouble still with eating disorder behaviors. I have been following NEDA and Proud2BMe for a while and recently found out about this forum. I hope to meet you and encourage some of you as we help each other through our journeys.

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I'm new too. My name is Amanda, and I am 13. I have been recovering from anorexia for about a year. I found this because today I was really struggling and I needed to find some support. My anxiety is really acting up, and I just need someone who is going through the same things.

Hi!

Hi, I'm Katelin! I'm 16, and in recovery from BED//EDNOS. I'm essentially recovered from BED, but my EDNOS is flaring up right now. Totally here to support everyone here, and sending all of my love always.

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Hello everyone,
I am not so new here but I have been more active since I started taking my recovery more seriously. I feel proud of all my accomplishments in this journey and I intend upon to not only share my experiences but to also advocate and educate about prevention and early intervention.

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I am new too. I am a blog writer for this forum. Glad to see you all here. I am working on embracing my recovered body.

Appreciable

This is such a wonderful post and news! Keep continuing your recovery and never stop putting up little quotes. I am 6 years into my recovery and still use little quotes! Keep that smile and stay involved with Proud2BMe!

Hello!

I´m also new to Proud2BMe, struggling with bulimia but finding my own self on the recovery process! I´m much more stronger now and I´ll love to help someone who is having issues with food and self-esteem. keep safe and know that if you need something, you can always come to me! :)

Hi feelfreeagain,

Welcome to Proud2Bme! It's great to hear that you're making progress in recovery and are realizing your inner strength. Remember that recovery is a journey and there are lots of ups and downs, but we're here to support each other so we all keep moving forward! You can definitely turn to the forums here, but if you ever need someone to talk to or want to find out more about recovery resources, you can also call or chat online with the NEDA Helpline: http://www.nationaleatingdisorders.org/information-referral-helpline . For crisis situations, you can text "NEDA" to 741741 to connect with a trained volunteer at Crisis Text Line. Again, welcome, and good luck!! <3

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Hi there,

My name is Abbie and I am just recently seeking out help and some stability for my ED's. At the moment, I am trying to find support/advice. Anything to help this terrible illness that has been stalking me most of my life. Are there good books anyone would advise? What has helped you in the past? What helps now?

Thanks in advance.

Hi alfilbert,

Welcome to Proud2Bme! It's great that you're reaching out and seeking help--that's hard to do and takes a lot of courage. There are lots of great books and other resources out there. Keep in mind that everyone's journey is different, so what works for one person may not work for another. Here are some links that might be a helpful starting point for you:

https://www.nationaleatingdisorders.org/blog/self-care-master-post-ideas-inspiration-more 

https://www.nationaleatingdisorders.org/blog/10-simple-ways-practice-self-love

http://proud2bme.org/content/4-recovery-apps-you-need-your-phone

https://www.nationaleatingdisorders.org/stories-of-hope

https://www.nationaleatingdisorders.org/recovery

You can also contact the NEDA Helpline (you can call or chat online: https://www.nationaleatingdisorders.org/help-support/contact-helpline) They can help you find resources near you, like treatment providers and support groups. Feel free to post here anytime! We're here for you!

book

I have heard that "Life without ED" is a really helpful and educational book for eating disorders.

Hi I'm New Too

Hi. My name is Adele. I am in high school and currently in treatment for EDNOS, depression, and anxiety. I heard about this website from a counselor and hope to use it to aid my recovery. :)

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