It is official.
I am finally so sick of hearing stories from incredible people around the world, bravely doing battle with powerful eating disorders but receiving terrible treatment that I felt it was time to take more action.
Adult eating disorder treatment worldwide is largely inadequate and things are changing too slowly. I am aware that a few changes are starting to happen in some very forward thinking treatment teams but these are too few and far between and in the meantime people are suffering and people are dying because the treatment offered is inadequate to the point at times of negligence.
Therefore, I realised that unless we, as a united body of an eating disorder community speak out and get our voices heard, nothing will change.
There is the old saying that, “we do things this way because that is how we have always done it…” and now nobody knows why it was done like that to start with but that is how it has always been so that is how it continues. This seems to be the case in eating disorder treatment… they are using old and outdated approaches because that is what is known, despite the fact it does not work and more often than not is even harmful.
Eating disorder treatment needs to change and there are approaches that could and should be used instead of the methods still practised far too widely today.
So, I started a petition.
We need to get the world to sit up and take notice.
As a community of people with a real and potentially life threatening illness, we deserve good treatment and we rarely get it.
Too many of us with eating disorders are recovering despite poor treatment or we have left treatment to recover unsupported because the treatment provided did more harm than good.
Please, support this petition to #ChangeEDTreatment.
Sign it, share it, shout it from the rooftops!!!
Even if it is too late for me or for you or your loved one to get the right treatment, let’s change it for the others – people who could recover faster and whose lives could be so different if the treatment is right for them from the start.
To sign, please click the link below and I would really appreciate you sharing it with anyone and everyone you can so that we get as much awareness of this issue as we possibly can!
Please also me my other post Eating Disorder Treatment Needs To Listen To The Patients