Sick Of Bulimia

Sick Of Bulimia


Bulimia is an eating disorder, a psychiatric illness. eating disorders have the highest death rate of all of the mental illness. Between ten and twenty percent of people with an eating disorder will die as a consequence of this illness. Those deaths are attributed to heart failure, organ failure and suicide.

Bulimia (or bulimia nervosa) is a serious mental illness. It can affect anyone of any age, gender, or background. People with bulimia are caught in a cycle of eating large quantities of food (called bingeing), and then trying to compensate for that overeating by vomiting, taking laxatives or diuretics, fasting, or exercising excessively (called purging). Early intervention offers the best chance for a rapid and sustained recovery from bulimia.(Source link)

If you have an eating disorder – recovery is possible, speak to a family member, someone you trust, a doctor, or search google for an eating disorder service in your country.

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14 Replies to “Sick Of Bulimia”

  1. So good Richard. Well done.

    The text is thorough and informative as a background and the photographs tell the story of an episode so well. Nothing left to the imagination and it really portrays the experience of this horrible illness. Your post will do much to enable understanding of the condition.

    The image with the toothbrush is hard to look at and all the more powerful for that.

    Thank you.

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  2. I think I don’t have anything to say. Your post leaves me quite speechless. Not only is it brave but also so powerful. You indeed are a strong person, Richard – in my opinion acknowledging a problem is the biggest step to challenging it and you have been one of the strongest people I know. Thank you for this post. It is truly humbling. Well done. you should be proud. I think your involvement with photography will make you feel better and overcome your problems to a great extent. I wish you courage, strength, and resilience always. Once again, truly inspirational.

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    1. Thank you Archna. I think it helps that the idea for this series has been on my mind for quite a while, and the coursework gave me the opportunity to develop it further. And as for photography – I enjoy it so much.

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