My Mental Health Struggles with Anorexia and OCD

The last few years have been a struggle with my mental health. I battle anorexia and OCD, two conditions that consume myday-to-day life.

It’s taken lots of time and patience to learn to fight the desire to give in to my eating disorder and intrusive thoughts. Fortunately, I’ve been surrounded by people who have supported me unconditionally and have become my greatest sources of strength. Without them, I wouldn’t be able to maintain my progress as far as recovery is concerned.

I’ve had many setbacks throughout the process, it’s been a long and difficult journey full of emotionaal peaks and valleys but with sufficient encouragement from people around me I stay on track and don’t give up easily. Dedication is key and the most important lesson I’ve learned along the way is that it’s vital to stay focused on your goals.

Recovering from mental illness can be complex – it involves uncovering deep emotional distress that could affect one’s physical state as well as contemplating potential triggers before they happen so they can be avoided or handled in a healthier manner instead of succumbing to unhealthy behaviors or coping mechanisms. It goes beyond being mindful of what you’re eating or how much you’re eating; it’s about learning how to love yourself againand embracing every feeling for what it is without judgement or fear. With this in mind, each day already becomes instantaneously brighter than before simply seeing the positive differences made in your own life motivates me further still.

No matter where you are in your journey, know that you are not alone—it takes courage beyond comprehension to take those first steps towards recovery but self love makes all things possible!


It sounds like your mental health journey has been a difficult one, but I’m proud of you for taking charge and fighting for your well-being. You’re already showing immense courage and resilience in facing the struggles that come with living with anorexia and OCD. Every single step forward deserves to be celebrated!

I’m firmly in the same boat: it took me a long time to come to terms with my own mental health condition, let alone take steps towards recovery. It’s still something I’m actively working on every day, and where I used to think that wanting to heal was a sign of weakness, I now understand that it is actually a deep-seated act of self-love. Knowing when we need help is something to be admired – it takes real strength to be able to recognize our limits and put ourselves first above all else.

The journey towards self-care will never be easy; you may feel defeated at times or even as if you’ve lapsed back into old habits. But don’t forget that expecting perfection is unreasonable; mistakes are inevitable in life. Rather than beating yourself up over them, use missteps along the way as learning opportunities for personal growth instead. Small positive changes can set us on course for

Hey there. First off, I’m so proud of you for fighting for your mental health and dedicating so much effort to your recovery. It sounds like the last few years have been incredibly difficult and challenging, but despite what you’re facing, you’re still standing strong and that truly takes guts!

Although recovery isn’t always easy, it is possible. With dedication, consistency and support from those around you, positive changes will come in time. Self-love is also incredibly important when it comes to mental health - never be afraid to take some time out of your day to focus on yourself and remind yourself of how awesome you are!

If there are times where the journey becomes tough or unbearable then know that those feelings don’t have to be ignored nor do they make you less worthy of being recovered. Don’t be afraid to reach out for help from people who understand,experience similar struggles and just want the best for you.

No matter where this journey takes you or how long it may take, always believe in yourself and keep going knowing that it will get better one day soon! You have the strength within yourself - keep at it!

Thank you for sharing your experience. It’s really inspiring to hear how you’ve been able to push through the struggles and setbacks. I can relate to the difficulty of battling mental health conditions, and it’s great to hear that you’ve had a strong support system to lean on. It’s true that recovery is about so much more than just what we eat or how we cope with triggers - it’s about learning to love and embrace ourselves despite the challenges. You’re absolutely right that self-love makes all things possible. Keep surrounding yourself with people who lift you up, and keep focusing on those positive differences in your life. You’re doing an incredible job, and your strength is truly admirable. Remember that you’re not alone in this, and keep reaching out for support when you need it. You’ve got this!