"This is such a VITAL service for suffers like me"
About: Sligo/Leitrim Mental Health Services Sligo/Leitrim Mental Health Services Sligo Town
Posted by Abgie (as ),
I was fortunate enough to be referred to a member of staff called Mary for diet & weight management. From day one I felt totally at ease with her. I felt I could say anything and there was no judgement. She was so much in touch with the painful reality and daily struggle of an eating disorder. She gave me great insight into how I think and why I think that way. We talked about so many issues -dietary ones, Problem solving,building body acceptance, dealing with stress, relaxation, adjusting negative core beliefs, dealing with set backs etc.
I realised that there are many different factors affecting my eating habits- programmed thoughts, negative beliefs, emotions to name a few. By doing all this work with Mary I began to understand myself better but much more importantly, accept myself a little more. I met Mary at one of the lowest points in my life and she contributed hugely to putting me back on the road again. My quality of life has definitely been enhanced by the experience of working with her.
This is such a VITAL service for suffers like me. Please, please continue to fund this service and ideally expand it.
There is such need out there for help with food/ body issues. It is a very lonely place to be and in my earlier life there was no understanding and no help available. It was a hellish existence and I don’t know how I survived it alone. Support is so essential. Please make this available to more people.