That’s really hard. I know eating disorders and awareness around them tends to be geared toward females, a lot of people forget guys suffer too. I actually had a male friend who suffered from anorexia for a while.
I do have some posts about males with eating disorders specifically, I will get them ready to reblog for you. But if you want, you can check out right here… I think most of my posts about males and eating disorders are under there. I will also personally make sure I have more posts geared toward guys because you’re right- everywhere is too much geared toward girls and it isn’t fair.
You can also check out this organization, it’s called Men Get Eating Disorders Too. They have a list of books geared toward men suffering right here, a list of other online resources (including blogs of several males with ED), I also believe there’s a ‘community’ section with forums where you can find support.
Another organization you may want to check out is The National Association for Men with Eating Disorders (N.A.M.E.D.). They definitely have support group discussion forums on this website for men and boys (above or below 18), all you have to do is give your email. Again, they have a list of books- this one includes the male oriented books as well as more general eating disorders books so it is a larger list.
Men Get EDs is another place for you to find online support that I just found for you doing a quick search. I don’t know as much about this website but I’ve been looking around and it looks like they do have a ‘chat’ section (although I don’t think many people know this website exists so it was empty when I just went in to check).
A lot of the more general eating disorder organizations also have sections on their websites where they focus on males with eating disorders.
- Mentor Connect (M.O.R.E. - Men Owning Recovery from Eating Disorders)
I’m also going to send you to Elijah if you would like to connect with someone on tumblr who is going through the same thing as you… maybe he will have some words of wisdom. He is the one guy I know off the top of my head right now who’s URL I can give you.
I actually don’t think I have many of the links for men with eating disorders in my resources section on my page so I will be sure to add those in for you.
I hope this helped a bit or at least can send you a few places where you can fet support from other men. And like I said, I will be reblogging my posts about men with eating disorders for you and all of the other guys out there.
I know it’s difficult and society makes it feel like this is something just females go through- but there’s nothing to be ashamed about. Men do go through this as well but I think society makes it difficult for all of the guys to be as open about it.
If you need anything please let me know- I’m always here for you and I hope you can find some more of the support you’re looking for <3
This needed rebloggability.