Anonymous asked: #KATIFAQ Hey Kati, you talked about changing appointments before and it's better if it's a set time each week. And it's okay to change it if you need to though. But what if my therapist keeps changing it and I don't need it/it makes me worse. I can't handle changing appointments. And I've talked to her about it, she said she would try not to... but the next day she did it again... Then when I can't make the new appointment she just turns it around and is like 'you didn't turn up'...but she's....

That’s terrible!! Do you have the option (or want to) switch therapists?? Cause therapy is supposed to make us feel safe and understood.. what she is doing is neither of those. If this is an issue that really upsets you, I would tell her one more time and then start looking for another therapist:) Cause you deserve better. xox

Anonymous asked: hey kati so i think i might have ednos i starve most of the time and lately i binge more and i purge so i was wonderin can someone have an eating disorder and some days try to be kinda healthy?like eat more calories than my usual? and then go back on starving binging purging?thanks

You can definitely do that and still have an ED.. not all eds are the same, and most of them don’t fit into just one of the DSM diagnosis. Like i have talked about in past videos our EDs can morph over time and even make us think they are gone for a bit.. so know that all EDs are serious and you deserve help and support in recovery just like everyone else with an ED. xoxo 

Anonymous asked: #katiFAQ hi I was wondering how can you try to stop suicidal thoughts because I have tried distraction and talking about it but it is constantly there and I can't get rid of it, I self harm nearly everyday and I am in a cycle of it now any ideas thank you!

Thank you so much for your question honey!! I will talk about it today :) xxo

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Sometimes verbal abuse is so bad that you actually start believing what someone says to you. You begin to think you’re stupid, ugly or fat. You agree that nobody else would ever want to be in a relationship with you. Constantly being criticized and told you aren’t good enough causes you to lose confidence and lowers your self esteem. As a result, you may start to blame yourself for your partner’s abusive behavior.

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Does your partner continuously degrade or belittle you? If you think that just because you aren’t being physically abused nothing is wrong, think again.

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• Emotionally degrading you in private, but acting charming in public

• Humiliating you in private or public

• Withholding approval, appreciation or affection as punishment

How do I deal with nasty and judgmental people? Facebook Friday! #KatiFAQ 

1. #katifaq Hi! I work in a clinic/hospital setting surrounded by docs & medical staff. My ED is really starting to get the best of me to the point where a hospitalization might be necessary. Do you think it’d be ok to tell my manager about what’s going on? We have a good relationship & she’s been a family friend even before she became my boss. I know ultimately it’s up to me, just need some input! thank u!

2. #Katifaq Hey here my question. My therapist keeps moving up my session. I email her because i am having a panic attack then she moves it have only had a few sessions but emailing her helps me. she told me i could and she wants me to.. is it bad to have sessions moved?

3. Hey Kati, I wasn’t comfortable tweeting you my question so I hope DMs are okay!! Why am I so attached to my female teachers? I am in 11th grade and ever since 9th grade, I’ve found myself becoming very close to one teacher each year. I will often go to them for advice, and yearn for attention. This has been driving me crazy for months because I just feel like I’m bothering them although they are nothing but nice to me! Thanks, love your videos!! :)

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TUMBLR TUESDAY #katiFAQ

1. Hey kati! It’s my first question for #katiFAQ! Why is it bad to use exercise to “purge” ? 

2. #katifaq What do you do when your friends are also struggling and they are your main support system? You don’t want to trigger them or further overwhelm them by talking about what you are going through but you don’t want to push them away either by being secretive and closed off. It’s a hard time having a regular discussion sometimes when you are all feeling low. How do you deal with that?

3. #Katifaq, HELP! Kati what do I do when I’ve told my family about my ED and asked to consider professional help, and my family feels hurt and offended that all there help, still isn’t enough? I dont want them to feel like that, but I know I need HELP!

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How to journal? What if I don’t like it? What if I can’t get started? 

Anonymous asked: #Katifaq, HELP! Kati what do I do when I've told my family about my ED and asked to consider professional help, and my family feels hurt and offended that all there help, still isn't enough? I dont want them to feel like that, but I know I need HELP!

Great question honey! I will talk about this in my video today :) xoxo I hope it helps xoxo

Anonymous asked: Hey kati! It's my first question for #katiFAQ! Why is it bad to use exercise to "purge" ? Xxxx

Hi honey!! Thank you so much for your question! I will talk about it in my video today!! xoxo

Today I talk about dysthymia or what is now called persistent depressive disorder. What differentiates this from MDD is that this is a low grade depression that persists for 2 years or more! That is why it is so important that we begin talking about it, so that people don’t have to suffer in silence for so long! This can present itself as lack of motivation, irritability, anhedonia, insomnia, hypersomnia etc.