Hey everyone, it is Tuesday. It feels like Monday to me because we didn’t have work on Monday, because it was Labor Day. But it’s Tuesday.
And that means that I’m on tumblr. So, for any of you who asked your questions, you used the #KatiFAQ and I found them, and I answered them. So without further ado, I’m going to try to get through questions more quickly,
I’m practising today, so that I can get through more of them.
So that I can get more of your questions answered. So the first question:
“Should I tell my boyfriend that I have an eating disorder? What if it’s a deal breaker for him?” Yes you should, and if it’s a deal breaker, then it’s never going to work and he’s kind of probably a jerk, so yeah, I would definitely tell him. But find a nice time to tell him, and take your time putting it together. Right. Because we don’t want to just blurt it out. Number two:
“When is it considered self harm?” The short answer being, it’s considered self harm when we do it to replace an actual healthy coping skill. So we’re, we feel really overwhelmed, and we’re anxious, and we have like a trigger of sorts, and then we do it, then it’s self harm. But if we accidently bump our knee,
that’s not really self harm. And it, how big, small, cuts, not cuts, whatever you do, banging your head against the wall, scratching yourself, whatever. We don’t measure it. There’s no Likert scale of extreme self harm. It just is. Okay. Number three:
“My therapist wants me to join a DBT group and I did the intake, but now I don’t want to go.” “He said that he would stop seeing me and get my psychiatrist to do the same if I don’t. Can he do that?” He can. I know that kind of sucks, and I am kind of disappointed that he’s doing that to you. But I guess the better question would be,
What is it about the DBT group that makes you not want to go? Because it is so beneficial. And my guess is, it’s because he wants to incorporate that into your therapy. And that’s part of his treatment plan. So if you are not going along with the treatment plan, he can refer you to someone else and just say, ‘You know, I’m unable to work with this client at this time’ Which I know really sucks, but, he can do that. And he can talk to your psychiatrist. Yeah. So, I would try, check out the DBT group.
What have you got to lose, right. You might really like it. I used to lead one, and it was quite fun.
-laughs- Okay, number four:
“Do you have to think that you are fat to have an eating disorder?” No.
That’s only part of a criteria for anorexia. And it’s not even, you don’t have to have that portion in order to be diagnosed with it. It’s just one of the criteria of four different eating disorder diagnosis. Being EDNOS, Anorexia Nervosa, Bulima Nervosa, and Binge Eating Disorder. Those are the four. So, no you don’t have to.
That’s normal. And journal topic of the day. Now this was, I really love this quote.
So I decided we would do this today. There is a quote by Eleanor Roosevelt that states:
“You must do the things you think you cannot do.” So what’s something that you think you can’t do. And what can we do this week to start changing that mindset. Working towards actually doing that thing that we cannot do. Because, you know, doing those things is what makes us strong. It’s what changes the world, it’s what helps break the stigma of mental illness. Right. I never thought that I could do this, but here I am doing it. So I hope you guys like that. Let me know if you like the shorter Q&A videos, because I think that this is kind of better, and we can get through more. So anyway, I will see you all tomorrow. Tomorrow is Wednesday,
so I will be on the website and on youtube. So make sure to ask your questions. I love you all.
Have a great day. Bye. Subtitles by the Amara.org community