My cause for concern
My cause for concern is my best friend. She has anorexia and I feel really bad about it. This is the great example how comments and attitude of other people can cause someone’s health issues.
One week ago after I found out that she has anorexia I’ve been doing some research about that illness. I’ve known her for 2 years and I remember what person she was in that time. She was full of happiness but she always had some problem with 3 boys that were making fun of her and her weight. She wasn’t fat, she was normal, but some people just aren’t happy if they don’t destroy other people lives. I’ve noticed some changes on her. She became introvert; talking to people has become something that is too hard for her. I was and I still am the only person that she can talk to. She’s from Zagreb and we are seeing every weekend. From weekend to weekend she was looking thinner. I was worried and I decided to talk to her parents. They have noticed it too. We decided to help her. She lost 4 kilos in two weeks!!!!! She got bulimia too. At the moment she’s in hospital and she has the whole team that takes care about her. Every day she’s talking to psychiatrist.
Research shows that today 1-2% of teenagers in the world have anorexia and 2-6% has bulimia. That’s because almost everyone that has anorexia gets bulimia too. Maybe it doesn’t look like a big number to you but it is. I didn’t realize it until it happened to my best friend. These illnesses are most common in these years when children are changing and they are growing up. They often get depressed and anxious and comments of other people have big influence on them.
I have two more concerns. Firstly, too much people think that people with anorexia and bulimia just want that someone pay attention on them but that’s not true. Anorexia and bulimia are mental illnesses. My second concern is that 50% of people with that illness commit suicide!!! But 60% of those who don’t do that are completely...