Pat's Answer

I think I have an eating disorder

Your Question

I think ive a binge eating disorder 

Answer

Hello, thank you for reaching out to Ask Pat and telling us how you feel. 

We appreciate how hard it can be for some people, but we also know that talking about what is going on for you really helps. 

You say you think you have a binge eating disorder. We would be concerned for you and the relationship you have with food.  You are very brave to share your thoughts and feelings with us and we are glad that you contacted us. You have the right to get help and support.

One of the most important things you can do if you’re worried about your relationship with food is to talk to someone you trust, like a parent, carer, teacher or doctor. How would you feel about talking to one of these people? It is very important for your physical and mental well-being that you get the support you deserve. It is possible that you may need the support of a professional like a doctor or a counsellor, and you have the right to get this medical help. 

 

There are websites you can look at, organisations which can offer help and support to you. Here are some you might find helpful, www.bodywhys.ie/; www.yourmentalhealth.iewww.spunout.ieYou might also like to read some articles on the Childline website: www.childline.ie/how-i-feel/; www.childline.ie/eating-disorders/.  

If you feel that you cannot talk to anyone around you just yet, the Childline Team are waiting for you to get in touch. You do not have to go through this alone. You did a great job in reaching out to Ask Pat today. How would you feel about calling us at Childline for a chat? We really would love to listen to you.

You are welcome to talk to Childline by phone on 1800 66 66 66, by text to 50101, or through our web chat on www.childline.ie. Childline is here for you anytime and we are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. The services are free and confidential. We are non-judgemental, and we will not tell you what to do. We can help you explore what options may be available to you.    

Thank you for reaching out to us. We are here to listen, and we are here for you whenever you would like to chat. Please get in touch with us soon.  

Take care of yourself,   

Pat 

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