Forums Home

Who Supported this Post

Acceptance, connection, support. Share the journey.

Safe, anonymous mental health discussion, moderated 24/7 by mental health professionals.

Read the community guidelines

Who supported this Discussion

  • Author : NikNik
  • support : 1
  • Topic : Our stories
2016-03-18T08:31:03+00:00
Community Manager

Hi @Faith-and-Hope

Welcome to the forums, although I wish it was under better circumstances.

There seems to be not a lot of awareness out there for men with eating disorders. As @EDV (Eating Disorders Vic) pointed out in this discussion,  men make up 25% of people diagnosed with eating disorders, and if your story is anything to go by, it's likely to be more. EDV have a great factsheet you might find interesting.

@alonsy talks about her son with an eating disorder here, which you might want to check out if you haven't already. She might also have some tips for you too.

 

It must be so hard to watch your husband go through this. 

You mentioned he's in denial so it's hard to 'flag anyone down'. May I ask, what assistance have you sought out so far - have you managed to get him to talk to a professional? It might just help others to give more relevant advice if they know what you've already tried.

I'm also sorry to read of his outbursts of emotional abuse and that he has a temper. Your safety is important and regardless of what is going on for him, compromising yours or your family's safety is not okay. Do you have any support around this?

Again, welcome to the forums - I hope you find them helpful.

Nik

For urgent assistance, call: