An open letter.

Dear people who are thinking of suicide or starving yourselves,

You guys DO matter. It might not seem like it to you, but seriously, there are people out there who are thinking of you. And the minute you kill yourself, there will be people who knew you, and they’ll feel so burdened that they couldn’t save you in time. They might even feel so burdened that they’ll take the path you did. You don’t want them to do that, right?

As for starving yourself, being thin isn’t everything. You may think thin is good, but starving yourself leads to looking like the Jews in concentration camps. Sad, emaciated, and skeletal. In this case, thin is a problem. Not a solution.

And if you don’t open up to others who care about you, then how will you get out of your problems? You say, stuff’s been going on, but you’re fine, when it really doesn’t seem like you are. Don’t try to keep it inside, because one day it will spill out. Starving yourself, killing yourself, keeping it inside are not to be used as escapes from problems. You don’t run away from problems. You face them. If you need help surviving an obstacle, ask for it! I will do all I can to help you, but I’m no psychologist. Go to a trusted adult. They’ll help you too. If they just explain away, then go to another one. Don’t stop. Don’t wallow in misery. Life isn’t worth that. Have courage.

Sincerely (and I mean it),

Luna

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3 thoughts on “An open letter.

  1. Thanks for replying. Sorry if the post seemed rude in any way.

    And as for how I found this site, I just googled Luna Cooler, and then I was a quick type, enter and click away from the blog!

    ciao!
    Elakayon

    PS If you want, I can lend or recommend some books to you about ED you may find interesting.

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  2. I’m sorry, but this isn’t accurate. Not to anorexics and bulimic anyways. You seem to have a very skewered view of what happens when you develop an eating disorder. It doesn’t just mean you think thin is beautiful. It’s also a way to feel like you are still ‘in control’ of your life. Many people suffering from anorexia, bulimia, or EDNOS suffered from past psychological damage. You also do not need to be underweight to have an eating disorder, or strive to look totally emaciated to have one. And I don’t even have an ED ( I just research it a lot) and I still know that going to a trusted adult is not always possible. Opening up to people is hard, and adults can do things you can’t in terms of forcing you into therapy or slamming food down on your plate when you are struggling to consume an extra spoonful without the impulse to purge, take laxatives, or exercise until exhaustion. And you seem to believe EDs only occur in teens. They can occur in adults and children as well.

    Sorry for the rant, but I just want you to learn more about this kind of thing before you think you can help people with it. This isn’t saying I’m against you trying to help, it’s just saying your efforts are a bit misguided.

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    1. Thank you for your comment. This was mainly targeted at a teen girl know who was suffering a lot and thought she were ugly, and she looked at it. It kinda made her feel better. You probably know her, because I know you. I am aware that eating disorders can spring up from psychological damage. I know that there are anorexic adults (like models; I wrote a post about them) and kids. I also know that for a lot of people, it can be hard to go to an adult because it feels like they’re forcing stuff down you.

      P.S. I hadn’t really shown you this. How did you get here?

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