Living life on the borderline

Nuggets of wisdom from the psychiatric community.

Posted on: June 3, 2010

Short post for now but hold onto your hats, guys, this is some pretty deep stuff.

A few former posts have been on the topic of my (have not got any) eating problems. Being the brave bee in a bonnet that I am, I tried really hard to talk to the mental health team about them and how I was feeling. My previous post goes into my discussion with my psychiatrist, for example. I have been given some advice which I think I should share with you all.

If you have an eating disorder, if you make yourself sick, if you panic at the sight of a meal, if you starve yourself, if you binge, if the mere idea of eating makes you feel disgusting and dirty…

….plan and eat a healthy, well balanced diet of three meals a day, plus snacks.

Mkay!

If you have trouble eating one meal, how the very hell are you meant to be able to sit down and plan a nice balanced diet with three meals a day, plus snacks? And not throw up? And not run up and down the stairs twenty times? And just deal with it?

I may be dissing some really good advice here, but, still.

I’m off to eat a healthy, balanced, planned breakfast now. Cup of coffee in one hand and an apple/banana in the other.

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I'm an 18 year old girl/woman/person of the female gender who blogs about growing up, living with mental health problems and her experience with the NHS mental health services, both CAMHS and CMHTs. Expect plenty of teenage angst and general craziness. Nothing out of the ordinary here.

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