I was searching for new links to add to the PASEF link section, and I came across an interesting website, www.edreferral.com. I started reading the section about famous people who have experienced eating disorders. The website included an excerpt from an interview with Princess Diana. I already knew that Princess Diana suffered from bulimia, but I want to share this excerpt with readers and supporters of PASEF since a very large number of women in America suffer from bulimia. Here is the excerpt:
"I had bulimia for a number of years. And that's like a secret disease. You inflict it upon yourself because your self-esteem is at a low ebb, and you don't think you're worthy or valuable. You fill your stomach up four or five times a day - some do it more - and it gives you a feeling of comfort. It's like having a pair of arms around you, but it's temporarily, temporary. Then you're disgusted at the bloatedness of your stomach, and then you bring it all up again. And it's a repetitive pattern, which is very destructive to yourself." ~Princess Diana
Image courtesy of The Daily Mail
For this reason, PASEF is starting an anonymous e-mail program - similar to a crisis phone line, although it is done completely over the internet through the privacy of e-mail. If you or anyone that you know would like to chat online with someone who has had an eating disorder, please e-mail us. To preserve your anonymity, begin by creating a new e-mail address. You can use Gmail, Yahoo!, Live ID/Hotmail, or Inbox.com. Create any fake name that you like (or your real name if you want to), then e-mail us from your new, anonymous e-mail address.
Write the PASEF Helpline today at email@example.com.
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