- Mental Health
A Cry for Love
This is a reflection of an article I read recently – about an Anorexia Sufferer. I have never been an Anorexic but since a teenager left a touching comment on my Pro Ana Anorexic Hub – I set up a Tweeter Account to Tweet useful info to help people who suffer from the Disorder. If you know anyone who suffers from this disorder, The account is at:
Sorry to digress…
A lady tweeted an Anorexic article to this account and as I read it, my thoughts ran deep. The person suffering anorexia actually liked it when she was sick and getting attention from people.
Looking closely, I think sufferers of bulimia, anorexia or other eating disorders are just crying out for love and acceptance. I’m trying to get my head round it. It’s either they are not getting love from home / family or they are being taunted by “friends”, possibly in school. Also, it could be to look slim like Celebrities who have the “perfect” look, which still comes down to wanting to be loved/accepted.
Karen Carpenter died of Anorexia - I have watched a movie portraying her life and she so desperately wanted her mother to tell her how much she loved her, but she didn't. I researched the story further and found out she wanted acceptance from her Mum. Story
Another thing is, due to the economy. As much as parents love their kids, some hardly see them due to work. They might even have shifts that make it impossible to spend at least 2 hours with their kids during the week. Some kids are very sensitive and could start thinking their parents don’t love them especially when they hear about what fun other kids have with their parents.
Have you noticed on many occasions when parents divorce, the child thinks he/she did something wrong to split up mummy and daddy – that’s the mind of a child...
If they think that way, then imagine what would run through their minds, when parents don't have time to spend with them. (even though they love their kids) I could be wrong but I think if the bond between kids/Teens and parents is strong, Eating disorders would be on the decrease and if kids are being taunted in school, parents would help them deal with it.
Quote: “Your children need your presence more than your presents.” Jesse Jackson
In UK, the government are making dramatic cuts. In a year or so, there will be no more financial child benefit. This will mean more financial pressure on parents, some might have to get 2 jobs or increase the hours working, hence less quality time with kids. I think our economy has definitely contributed to the deterioration of our kids health. According to statistics, One in three hospital admissions (UK) for eating disorders involves a child. http://fb.me/JRS8xM9q
Then there is the issue of Suicide.
Some are very loved but still feel depressed and commit suicide. Some feel they have nothing to live for and end it all… Mike Lickteig wrote an interesting Hub on this: http://hubpages.com/hub/The-Lure-of-Suicide-A-Crisis-Intervention
Suicide is on the increase but again, I feel it’s a cry for love, for happiness, for peace, for acceptance.
…… or do you think I’m reading too much into it? Should it be a case of “what will be, will be?”
- Poem Tell Me You Love Me | Authspot
This is a poem about kids who get no love from their parents or guardians. Presence is more important than Presents...
- Keeping a Strong Bond with Your Child | Gomestic
You look at the small bundle of Joy in your hands a beautiful baby, face of an angel. You are so overwhelmed, words cant express the love you feel. About 10 years later, you look at the same face and wonder what went wrong. You dont understand your