Seek Support From Someone Else With Binge Eating Disorder
At times, you may want to seek support from someone else with binge eating disorder (BED). A BED support system can be vital to your recovery and talking to someone who has had similar experiences can be incredibly helpful. Support systems can also include online support from people who have binge eating disorder. The support from someone else with binge eating disorder can fit your needs exactly.
Why You Should Seek Support from Someone with Binge Eating Disorder
When seeking support for your eating disorder, it's great to talk to people who don't have issues with food. But sometimes, when you need to discuss something that's really troubling you, talking to someone who doesn't binge eat or have body image issues or any of the other problems someone with binge eating disorder might face can be really difficult.
Imagine talking to someone who has never driven about the intricacies of traffic and how to navigate rush hour. They've been in cars before, they know what traffic is and what it's like, but without being in the driver's seat, they really have no concept of what it's like to be the driver. Sometimes, having someone to listen and sympathize with is all that is needed. Other times, you need to talk to the driver.
How To Find Someone with Binge Eating Disorder For Support
When seeking support for binge eating disorder, finding someone else who has the disorder can be difficult. Being that I am incredibly open about my binge eating disorder and the struggles I have had with it, I often find that people seek me out. If you don't feel comfortable discussing your eating disorder, you can ask your doctor or eating disorder therapist about local support groups or join an online forum for eating disorders.
Although it might sound daunting, going to a support group can be incredibly helpful. Support groups for binge eating disorder could make you feel less alone. It will also put you among others who struggle with food and know what being on a recovery journey is like.
Seeking Support for Binge Eating Disorder Is Worth It
Seeking support for a mental health issue, such as binge eating disorder, can be intimidating due to the stigma that surrounds it. But a support system can be just what you need to keep you motivated in your recovery. Support systems give you a place to vent, a place to feel safe, and a place to provide someone else with your support.
LaBranche, S. (2016, May 5). Seek Support From Someone Else With Binge Eating Disorder, HealthyPlace. Retrieved on 2021, September 19 from https://www.healthyplace.com/blogs/bingeeatingrecovery/2016/05/seeking-support-from-someone-else-with-binge-eating-disorder
Author: Star LaBranche
this is such a problem, as no one really things of it as a illness. there is no support in Bathurst. I have made contact with a man at the hospital who is going to try and help me. I now know that because I have admitted to myself that I have a problem then now I am ready to get some help. I am calling out but the support is so hard to find. Sandra.