Sunday, July 17, 2011

Mormon Women Project

The Mormon Woman's project is here to save the day.

Women everywhere struggle with eating disorders ranging from poor self-esteem to extreme starvation and/or bingeing. The fact that there is a stigma that accompanies these issues makes it hard for these women to find help or even feel comfortable telling their husbands and family about their struggles. That makes it all the more difficult, since talking about it not only makes it easier for the person struggling, but helps others by letting them know they are not alone.

At 15, Beth lost a few pounds at camp and came home to increased attention and concern. Liking that attention, her mind was overtaken by anorexia. In college, her disorder evolved into bulimia. Seeing an eating disorder therapist allowed her to get pregnant, and Beth is now heading up the first Anorexic/Bulimic Recovery Program in the church. This support/recovery program is NOT only for Mormons. Everyone who struggles is welcomed. The women who attend these meetings are non-judgmental and pretty amazing. And of course, the meetings are completely confidential.

{Beth and her children in Arizona}

Read more about Beth's story here at the Mormon Women Project.
You can also visit her blog here
additional posts on eating disorders,
all from her own experience through the trial and recovery.