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Getting help for your eating disorder

by Amanda Collins

If you think that you may be suffering with an eating disorder, it’s time to take your first steps to freedom.

You don’t have to stay locked in the mental prison, and whether not you believe it not, you absolutely can learn to live without the shame, the guilt and the constant negative soundtrack in your head.

With treatment, you can live a free life.

breaking free

Getting help

Choose someone that you trust to confide in. Having someone close to you who knows what’s going on is an invaluable support.

It’s also a great idea to contact the counsellors at The Butterfly Foundation. They are specially trained to understand eating disorders and what you are going through. They will be able to give you advice, information and support throughout your journey to health. You can contact them on 1800 334 673.

Next, make an appointment to see your doctor and explain what’s going on. They will be able to check your physical health, and point you in the direction for eating disorder treatment.

Treatment programs

There are a number of fantastic treatment programs available to help you recover. These programs deal with your physical, emotional and mental health.

You can find information on these programs below:

NEDC Inpatient

NEDC Outpatient

The Butterfly Foundation

Immediate help

If you need to speak to someone immediately, contact the trained counsellors at Lifeline on 13 11 14, they are available to chat 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

There is always hope

At the moment it may not feel like it, but there is hope for you. You can beat this condition. All you have to do is take the first step to getting help, then the next and the next.

Regardless of what the negative soundtrack playing in your head says, you are worthy and worthwhile, you can get better and you can live a full, free life.

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