When You Have a Bad Day in Recovery

When You Have a Bad Day in Recovery

Written by Kristy Cloetingh, Where I Stand Guest Blogger This past week, I showed up on the set of a short film and learned that the character I would be playing was late because she had to stop to get food. “So [the other actress] is going to yell at you,” the director told me, […]

This is Not Happening to Me (Or You).

This is Not Happening to Me (Or You).

By: Erin Casey, Where I Stand President & Founder I’m really really good at feeling sorry for myself. Sometimes my self-pity is so strong that it takes me a few days of drowning in sorrow, victimization, and blame for me to realize that if I don’t get out of the ocean of pity I’m sinking […]

A Reminder: Keep Going.

A Reminder: Keep Going.

Written by Molly Hillery, Content Manager & Editor Keep going. Keep going when you are exhausted and swollen from crying all day and you are sure it will never stop. Keep going when the most you can do in an entire day is get up to let your dog out, only to fall back into a […]

My Experience With Trauma & Minimization

My Experience With Trauma & Minimization

Written by Lizzie E., Blogger & Advocate trau . ma a deeply distressing or disturbing experience Having been in treatment for an eating disorder, I have heard countless men and women recall the events of their traumas. Some speak of rape, physical abuse, neglect, or death. However, more often than not, I have heard individuals […]

Inside My Eating Disorder: Meeting Emotional Needs

Inside My Eating Disorder: Meeting Emotional Needs

Written by Hannah Hensel, Blogger & Advocate Throughout most of my young life, I have had a severe eating disorder. I didn’t start getting treatment for it until I was six years in— until habits had already formed, deep- seated in everything I did, thought, and said. When I started getting treatment, my philosophy on […]

She Was Fine…

She Was Fine…

Written by Brittany Foster, Blogger & Advocate Get out now so nobody knows They won’t suspect the horrors I can never show Feelings of anger, sadness, and pain I deserve it all. Every second and minute I recall in my brain I’m a mess, I’m nothing. Why would he listen to me? I’m fragile, I’m […]

Fighting the Stigma Against Suicide: My Story

Fighting the Stigma Against Suicide: My Story

Written by Jessica Ross, Blogger & Advocate I remember it as if it happened yesterday. Tossing and turning in bed, I felt the weight of my thoughts like a boulder on top of me. It was morning, and I hadn’t slept a full ten minutes through the night. It was one of those nights where […]