I am a girl and I am growing tired of the tedious comments about boys with eating disorders or boys who self harm or boys with anxiety or any other mental illness
Boys suffer too, ok?
A gender doesn’t define your self image, self confidence or mental state.
A person can struggle no matter who they are. And the prejudice towards boys and men with mental illnesses is growing tiresome. It is simple belligerence towards a real battle a lot of guys face.
Stereotyping these boys and being discriminative against them will simply worsen the problem.
Think before you speak.
Boys suffer too.
Seriously though- people need to educate themselves more on mental health in general. Stop stereotyping. Stop stigma. Stop all that shit. Mental illness of any kind is not discriminatory of age, size, gender, social class, ect… so why would an eating disorder be any different?
We’re supposed to be strong, so we’re afraid that nobody will catch us. Emphasis is put on the girls with disorders, but we hurt just as much.
There are things in life that will never go away. They will always be with you, but you learn new things. You learn how to deal with these problems.
All of them and more become background noise as you live your life.
They may never leave you, but you will become stronger, that I promise.