Friday, February 06, 2009

About mental illness

http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/kidsonline/
Please go here, click on "watch the full program online", and skip to Chapter 5 to watch the video of a girl talking about anorexia. If that 2-minute snippet doesn't chill you to the bone...(the rest of the video has nothing to do with it).
Anorexia is not a lifestyle choice or a social belief, it is a disease and one without an easy cure. People like me are at fault for 1) thinking it's some sort of weakness or aberration of choice and 2) egging them on with out deification of women with unnatural body figures.

If you know someone with anorexia please be there for them. They need your help.

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