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    I need some advice....
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    xbrytneyx posted:
    i'm new here. i was diagnosed with anorexia nervosa with bulimic tendencies at 17 after being hospitalized for passing out in school at my lw of 80 pounds. i was deemed recovered in january, where i ballooned up to 170, but i am now relapsing. in the past month alone i've lost 18 pounds.

    i know i need to get help before i completely lose control, but i currently have no health insurance to go to therapy and have no family or friends that i could talk to about this.

    any suggestions as to what i can do under these circumstances?
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    momuv4girls responded:
    Does the school you attend offer any services?

    What about local services thru the City you live in?
    Here are some other ideas...........
    • Local medical society, local psychiatric society
    • Local mental health association
    • County mental health department
    • Local hospitals or medical centers with psychiatric services
    • Department of Psychiatry in nearby medical school
    • National Advocacy Organizations (National Alliance for the Mentally Ill, Federation of Families for Children's Mental Health, National Mental Health Association)
    • National professional organizations (American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, American Psychiatric Association)
    Keep searching, hopefully one of these will help - glad you reached out and realize you need help.
    Take care sweetie!
    -Kathleen
     
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    Caprice_WebMD_Staff replied to momuv4girls's response:
    This is a great list, thank you Kathleen. :-)
    You're braver than you believe, and stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think. ~Christopher Robin to Pooh


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