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Just Tell Her to Stop: Family Stories of Eating Disorders
by Becky Henry
Eating disorders are the most deadly of all mental illnesses. It is no surprise that the author panicked watching the daughter she knew "disappear" as the powerful bully took control. After extensive research, she finally got help to save her daughter's life. When families feel frustrated, isolated and alone, (very common because the disease is often kept as a "family ...more
Paperback, 276 pages
Published January 1st 2011 by Infinite Hope Publishing
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I loved this book! I loved the variety of experiences, the way I found a tiny bit of my story in every person's account and I loved the specific resources which helped my research immensely. I bought several copies to share with others. Every family dealing with an eating disorder should have a copy to read and reread AND to refer to as their situation evolves.
I found this book immensely enlightening on the subject of eating disorders. Most people can relate in some way to this subject, depending on which end of the ED spctrum they, or a loved one falls. I especially appreciated the case stories. It was like putting a face to the name.
Nov 25, 2016 Liralen rated it liked it
Just Tell Her to Stop is a collection of personal stories based on interviews Henry did with families. She obviously tried for a range of perspectives here—parents; people with eating disorders; siblings; etc. It's a mixed bag. Some have happier endings than others: there are a number of stories that seem to be moving on an upswing toward the end, and then BAM, the story concludes by telling the reader that the individual with the eating disorder no longer talks to the speaker (126) or relapsed ...more
Very informative and insightful. A great reminder of just how DIFFERENT and UNIQUE each case of anorexia is and how it affects a family. The stories scared me, had me near tears, filled with hope, and I found myself able to relate, in my own way to the struggles and endurance people have in this life.