"5 years ago my life changed forever. My life changed for the better. I went in for an eating disorder evaluation and was officially diagnosed with an eating disorder and depression. Since that day I have constantly had to work on my recovery. I won’t lie, I relapsed AND I picked myself back up and kept going.
Recovery has taught me so many amazing and beautiful things. It has taught me how to love myself. It has taught me how to take care of myself and my body. It has shown me how strong I am. It has given me answers to questions I never thought would get answered. Since that first day I have also gotten diagnosed with BPD, PTSD, and auditory hallucinations. This are a part of who I am. A part of my story.
Today I am in an incredible place. I am truly working on me and doing what’s best for me. Two weeks ago I truly chose myself. I chose to take my life back and do what’s best for me. My ring has been my reminder to take care of me. To cherish myself. To eat. To sleep. Take my meds. And so much more. My ring is my daily reminder that I made it. That I survived."
Nina, Cleveland, OH
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