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Why I Always Felt Fat!

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Why I Always Felt Fat!

Hi everyone! It’s been a while since I’ve written on here, so let me re-introduce myself. My name is Marv, I just turned 31 years old, and my sobriety/clean date is June 22, 2013. I am also someone who battled major body dysmorphia issues over the years, which led me to have a very unhealthy and complicated relationship with exercise and food. Yes, you heard right. I'm a male who is extremely open about discussing the fact that I battled with body image issues, which led me to make some very destructive choices over the years; choices that I am...

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What You Need to Know About Food Addiction, Anorexia, Bulimia!

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What You Need to Know About Food Addiction, Anorexia, Bulimia!

 What is Food Addiction? Food addiction is a behavioral addiction with a neurobiological basis that fulfills a formal definition of disease. It is considerable to an addiction of an obsession, and without fulfilling this obsession prolific mental health ailments incur, giving us what is common in most diagnoses known as co-morbidity. Eating disorders are the most lethal form of mental illness or addictive behavior out there. People who become depressed from eating disorders are creating eating disorders to beat things like depression. It’s a vicious cycle where mortality rates are high. Patients who have food addictions exhibit a loss of...

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HOLLYWOOOOD AND STIGMA!

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HOLLYWOOOOD AND STIGMA!

Why does Hollywood make bipolar, schizophrenia, and other mental illnesses out to be the prime suspect in Hollywood horror movie hauntings, possessions, and all things demonic? I’m sitting here watching a new horror movie that just came out on Netflix and at first, the main character has a chance encounter with a “sick person” at a hospital. After this she starts developing weird signs that the movie wants you to think resemble mental illness, but in fact the movie is not real at all. The girl/main character starts going more and more “manic” and “schizophrenic” according to her friends and...

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Don't Let "Nothing" Turn Into "Something"

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Don't Let "Nothing" Turn Into "Something"

Some days I only feel strong enough to sit in my solemn chair, in a dim lit room, and say… NOTHING... Just know… You may feel like this is only happening to you, but, I wouldn't be writing this if it was. Remember you're not alone, and it's okay, to some days just do nothing, as long as we are taking 3 steps forward and only 1 step back. I believe we are #NotAlone and never will be. So take the time you need to collect yourself, because when we rise, we rise together. We rise one step at a time...

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The Silence of Mental Illness

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The Silence of Mental Illness

When I need to speak out the most. When my life is the most dangerous to myself. When I feel like I could just scream, a billion times over… I'm stuck with the silence of mental illness! When I feel like I need to say something to save myself from this madness, and it's on the tip of my tongue, all that I'm left saying is this: "I'm fine…" When in all reality I'm not. But, nothing comes out of my mouth, no emotions show on my face or body, and I'm left silenced by the disease of mental illness....

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