60597) I met mia in ninth grade. Then, ana junior year. Now it’s senior year and I switch between the two. I’m picking out colleges for next year and basing them off my eating disorder. Which one has the best x? which one has the safest y? Which one has the easiest access to a z? The real question is, if i keep this up, will I even be alive for college next year?
I just wanted to reply to this “confession” because while the person’s struggle is valid, it seems like they have issues FAR beyond an eating disorder. And frankly, shit like this why so many people do not take eating disorders seriously. I mean, if I read this and had very little knowledge of EDs, I would think the whole thing was one big joke. Actually, if I had little knowledge, I would be wondering who the hell Mia and Ana are, why this person couldn’t be friends with both, and what the hell either of them had to do with eating disorders.
Maybe I’m a bit to critical, but I find it absurd that someone who developed and is struggling with anorexia and/or bulimia could come out and say, “I met Mia, and then I met Ana.” Last time I checked, you don’t MEET mental illnesses. How absurd would I sound if I said, “I met Anxiety about 20 years ago, but then I met Depression around 7th grade and now I go back and forth between the two.”
Eating disorders are SERIOUS mental illnesses, and reading about someone comparing “developing one” to “meeting a friend” is honestly disturbing.