It’s hard to find a person these days who doesn’t spend at least a little time each day on social media. There are many positive and uplifting aspects of interacting with others online. Unfortunately, there has always been, and will always be, a darker side to the web. Haters, body shamers, and others can turn social media into a weapon aimed at people with eating disorders. As we tell people at our anorexia recovery center in California, it’s important to use social media wisely.
Common Sense Guidelines for Getting the Most Out of Social Media
Here are some tips for helping ensure that your time on the web is enlightening and encouraging:
- Seek positive influences. As mentioned above, there are many upbeat individuals, organizations, and companies with a presence on social media. Find them, follow them, like them. Their posts can be a great source of education and inspiration. From breaking news to best practices, they can provide all kinds of helpful information.
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People battling anorexia or other eating disorders often struggle with a wide range of negative emotions. One of them is fear—fear of the outcome if they can’t beat the disease, fear of what they’ll have to do beat the disease, fear of relapse once they are on the road to recovery, etc. At our anorexia treatment center in Roseville, we believe that there’s no such thing as actually eliminating your fears. A more realistic goal is to learn to manage them.
Are They Brave or Just Better Able to Handle Fear?
Most people who have a reputation for being brave will admit that they definitely aren’t fearless. They have simply learned how to deal with their fear in a more positive way than others. It’s a skill, not an inherent trait. The beauty of that revelation is that it means you can learn to be more courageous too. Read more from this blog. http://bit.ly/2sG83Wt
As children, we’re taught that tears are a sign of weakness and that therefore crying should be avoided. However, common sense and a growing body of research is indicating that on the contrary, having a vigorous cry periodically is a very healthy thing to do. As we tell the people we work with in our anorexia treatment center in Roseville, letting the tears flow can provide a number of mental and emotional health benefits.
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As someone who has either recovered from an eating disorder or had a loved one who has battled one of these serious mental illnesses, you know how devastating they can be. At our anorexia recovery center in California, we work with individuals and families that have been torn apart by these conditions, and we find it truly rewarding when our services help people get their lives back on the right track.
Another factor in the improving prospects of those with eating disorders is advocacy. While things are moving in the right direction, many people are still dangerously unaware of how deadly these conditions are and the kinds of treatment and support that are needed to successfully recover from them. Read more from this blog: http://bit.ly/2m91LyW
Everyone who has struggled with an eating disorder has a story. One Australian woman named Karlie almost let the illness of anorexia take her life until she realized it was time to fight back. It began in her early twenties after her brother died. It’s not uncommon for someone seeking control of their life after a traumatic event to resort to an eating disorder. Even Karlie admitted, “It was never about the food to me, it was always about control. I’d lost that control and I wanted it back.” Getting it back was one of the hardest parts.