Living life broken. When author Ruby Mabry finally sought professional health, she was diagnosed with four mental health disorders: body dysmorphic disorder, anorexia, depression and social anxiety disorder. Since then, she has been fighting back to rebuild herself. She is proof that seeking mental health is not a sign of weakness (as some would have us think) but it is, in fact, the strongest thing someone can do.
When we are kids, so many small things can happen that set the tone for the rest of our lives. In Ruby’s case, a lifetime of social anxiety disorder was called shyness. Yet, for Ruby it was more than that. Comments made by a would-be predator led her to question herself and rethink her entire body image, leading to body dysmorphic disorder and eventually anorexia.
It was, and is for many people, a relief to be able to finally put a name to the ghosts that have been chasing you for years. Knowing that your doubts were valid and that what you were feeling and thinking all this time was real puts you in control of your next steps.
Ruby has taken her diagnosis and is using it to rebuild her life from a position of strength and wellness. She is also sharing her story with other women, so they too can rebuild as well.
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