kelstar (kelstar) wrote in ed_ucate,
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personal eating disorder stigma

Here's the situation: My roommate, a psychology major, noticed my behaviors and asked me if I "threw up." I didn't go into detail, but admitted to having an eating disorder.

Now, she's picking fights and telling me I need to move out by the end of July, saying to "go ahead and ruin my life," along with "you're too far gone to be helped" (even though I didn't give her specifics.)

Coming from her, with her education and all, I'm personally shocked at the lack of sympathy and the outright prejudice against me after telling her this information in trust. I, being a white female of middle to upper class origins, have never faced this almost kind of "racism" in my life, and don't know how to react. All I know is that she's made her mind up about me, and nothing is going to change that. On the flip side, I also want nothing to do with her now that I see how hateful she is.



The question posed is this: Have any of you been stigmatized or treated badly purely because of your mental illness(es) and if so, how did you deal with it?
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