This girl's message on living with an eating disorder is powerful
Humans of New York touches our hearts time and time again.
And today, they have us feeling all sorts of emotions; as one girl discusses her life with an eating disorder.
"I thought I’d discovered a new tool. It seemed like a way to stop gaining weight. But it became very powerful, very quickly" she revealed in the post.
"I became addicted to watching the numbers drop. I lost all power over it. I was dizzy and depressed all the time."
Discussing her road to recovery, the young women talked about her recent relapse and her determination to keep moving forwards. "A few weeks ago I had a relapse. It was the first time in months. Even though I was disappointed, I reminded myself that it wasn’t the end of the world. I haven’t lost all the progress" she revealed.
The post which was published on Monday has resonated with fans, garnering over 129,000 likes and 1,300 comments in the last 20 hours.
Many followers of the site joined in, sharing their stories in the comments section. One woman said: "Wow. This helped me so much right now. I am currently battling with bulimia and anorexia and I hit rock bottom recently. But, I've decided I'm no longer going to live this life of secret. I'm no longer hiding. For so long I thought I was stuck like this but now,I'm releasing I don't deserve this. I deserve to be happy."
While another added: "I wish more people felt empowered enough to talk publicly about their mental health demons, myself included. We shouldn't have to feel ashamed or embarrassed for being a human who needs a little help. Good for you for facing your struggles head on, and being brave enough to share them with the world. It's empowering."
You can check out the whole story on Humans of New York here.