Thanks for the story about your family’s struggles
A wonderful column about an incredible daughter. What a great service she is doing for others.
As a young model in the eighties, at my urging, a doctor gave me diet pills — and I was 35 pounds underweight. Certain groups such as dancers, models, and athletes face such body image pressure. I admire your family’s strength and honesty.
I faced major depression too and it was my parents, along with great mental health care, that literally saved my life. I am so glad your daughter had you.
I work in human services and I encounter so many young people with mental illness who have been tossed aside by family and friends. I know this column and your daughter’s calling will change lives. Helping others out of the darkness has saved me and it is so inspiring to read about her journey.
Thank you for writing this.
Survivor Too (name withheld)