Assertiveness 

​This is especially true with treatment. After an suicide attempt at 13, I was required to start therapy. I was originally diagnosed with Clinical Depression and was told I couldn’t have Bulimia because I was black (studies have shown that black women are more likely to struggle with Bulimia and BED). Given me and my parents’ ignorance with starting therapy, we went along with whatever was thrown at us. Antidepressants triggered horrible insomnia and after a psychotic episode freshman year in college, I was correctly diagnosed with Bipolar II Disorder. This isn’t surprising as I have a family history of Bipolar Disorder. 

This is your treatment. Your recovery. Never be afraid to get second opinion and voice any concerns. 

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