Just Tell Her to Stop: Family Stories of Eating Disorders
Eating disorders are the most deadly of all mental illnesses. It is no surprise that the author panicked watching the daughter she knew "disappear" as the powerful bully took control. After extensive research, she finally got help to save her daughter's life.
When families feel frustrated, isolated and alone, (very common because the disease is often kept as a "family secret"), they need a respected resource to show there is help and people to talk to.
The tips at the end of each family's story are most insightful. No topic was left unturned insurance; treatment centers; extended family's response; age at onset; other addictions; fear and hopelessness; AND joy and successful recovery.
All aspects of a family living with a loved one are covered. Dads, moms and siblings speak. Who better to tell the stories than those living with, struggling to understand, and dealing with the day-to-day challenges that can be overwhelming. The message is: You are not alone-and there is HOPE.