This has to change

When I was 20, I left college to enter a treatment facility for an eating disorder. I was in really bad shape mentally and emotionally. After I was inpatient for over a month, insurance eventually denied coverage and I was released earlier than my doctors and treatment team felt was right for me. This left a huge burden on my parents that I regret to this day. Despite a 76 page document created by my treatment team stating why it was medically necessary for me to continue inpatient care, the insurance company said I wasn't thin enough and therefore I wasn't worth treating. It's a really messed up thing to tell a girl with an eating disorder that she's not skinny enough to deserve care. Did you know 23 people die every day from eating disorders? I invite you to follow the link below and learn more about a really worthwhile project to raise awareness. 

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