Hi, I'm Sarah
I have Autism level 3, ARFID, and I am in recovery from Anorexia Nervosa. I also have other challenging diagnoses.
I struggle to seek help because Anorexia, Autism and ARFID contradict one another within the health system. It’s familiar but not common enough that there are enough clinics, funding and support for those who have both.
I wish to make this site a place where people can come and not feel alone in their Mental Health struggles the way I felt alone in mine.
Stories worth catching up on:
Not every day is a good day, but that is ok, ”it’s ok, not to be ok”. Learn how you can get back up again and again.
It will be worth it, even if you are unable to see why just yet.
How Dad has helped me to manage my mental health challenges
I let my arms float free in the bathtub as a young child. I detach and slide down the sides of the tub until all but my face is above water; my ears are under, and the further I go, the more my nose points upward so I can breathe.
Feeling invisible in the waiting room of the Emergency Department: Part one
Watching loved ones grieve while you’re still alive is difficult, but this is what I have seen when my family was confronted with the severity of my anorexia nervosa (AN). Part two is to come.
Recovery doesn’t always feel good but it’s worth it in the end
Quality over quantity, and that goes for weight restoration as well. The quality of life I will have over the amount I weigh is so much more important to me. If you cannot find those words inside your mind today to tell yourself that you're beautiful and deserving, I am telling you now that you are.