“And even though you feel like you don’t fit in it’s because you’re not meant to fit in, you’re meant to stand out.
“Just hold on, don’t give up. Don’t let anyone else, not even yourself, get in the way of who you are and who you were created to be.”
What causes eating disorders and how do you know if someone’s got one?
The exact cause of eating disorders is not known, but the NHS says you’re more likely to get one if:
- You or a member of your family has a history of eating disorders, depression, or alcohol or drug addiction
- You have been criticised for your eating habits, body shape or weight
- You’re overly concerned with being slim, particularly if you also feel pressure from society or your job – for example, ballet dancers, jockeys, models or athletes
- You have anxiety, low self-esteem, an obsessive personality or are a perfectionist
- You have been sexually abused