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You say you're still on medication and have had lots of therapy? Maybe it's a matter of revisiting old coping techniques and anything else like that, that therapy taught you?

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Guideline change: eating issues

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  • Guideline change: eating issues

    Hey everyone,

    We recently updated our chat guidelines when it comes to talking about eating, food and body image. Previously, we've always had this guideline:

    Originally posted by The Mix
    Eating issues - We promote healthy eating here but not obsessive dieting. Please avoid sharing details about your specific weight, calorie counts. Instead we encourage you to focus on your feelings.
    With this previous guideline, mentioning things like 'binging', 'purging' or other behaviours have been allowed during group chats as they weren't really covered under this guideline. However, we know that mentions of methods and behaviours can be quite triggering and make people feel uncomfortable, and ultimately take the focus away from what's important - the feelings and emotions behind them.

    What's changed about this guideline?

    In the interests of keeping the room as safe, comfortable and supportive for everyone as possible, we added this blue bit:

    Originally posted by The Mix
    Eating issues - We promote healthy eating here but not obsessive dieting. Please avoid sharing details about your specific weight, calorie counts or any behaviours (such as what or how much you've been eating or drinking). Instead we encourage you to focus on your feelings.
    Our stance on eating issues has shifted slightly to be more in line with our stance on self-harm - focusing on feelings rather than methods or behaviours. All this means is avoiding mentioning the terms mentioned earlier, as well as the usual stuff like like calorie counts, weights, etc.

    Hopefully that makes sense, but do post below with any comments or questions.

    Mike, Aife & James
    We're James, Aife & Mike: the staff team here at The Mix.
    If you have any questions about this place, feel free to
    ask over in the
    Help Desk or send us a private message.

  • #2
    thank you for changing this

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    • #3
      That makes sense, thank you for changing it!
      "Truely independent person who doesn't do quotes, just dates".. (29.04.17)

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      • #4
        Thank you for changing it.
        Cause both behaviours can be seen as a self harm method anyway
        The first step towards getting somewhere is to decide you are not going to stay where you are

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