Minna's Story Anorexia Nervosa Temperance, Michigan

My eating disorder did not originate from a fear of getting fat. I've always cared about keeping my body healthy and strong. I like to exercise. After seeing a therapist who specialized in treating anorexia, weight became an issue because she had made it such a big deal. I believe that anorexia and other eating disorders are not truly about food. They are the symptoms of a parasite eating away at the heart and soul. Deep emotional scars need to be healed. Expressing your feelings and releasing your anger and frustrations will help you realize who you really are.

A Letter From Minna's Mother