Dallas Anorexia Survivor Calls Out Social Media Companies
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Dallas Anorexia Survivor Calls Out Social Media Companies

August 18, 2019


PEOPLE USING SOCIAL MEDIA TO ACTUALLY ENCOURAGE EATING DISORDERS. TONIGHT A WARNING FROM A WOMAN WHO SURVIVED ANOREXIA. AT SIX YEARS OLD I GAVE UP CHOCOLATE MILK. Reporter: SHE DOESN’T REMEMBER HER LIFE BEFORE STARVATION. IT DIDN’T GET BAD UNTIL MIDDLE SCHOOL. I WAS MISERABLE. I WAS GOING ABOUT SEVEN DAYS WITH NOTHING. Reporter: HER MOST DIFFICULT TIME WAS FOUR YEARS AGO WHEN SHE WAS TURNING TO SOCIAL MEDIA FOR ENCOURAGEMENT. THEY CONTRIBUTED A LOT. THEY WERE THE INSPIRATION. IF I GOT HUNGRY, I CAN LOOK AT THESE PAGES AND SEE PEOPLE TELLING YOU YOU CAN DO IT. Reporter: SHE REMAINS IN TREATMENT THAT IS TAKING PART IN A CAMPAIGN TO BRING ATTENTION TO THE GROWING NUMBER OF PROFILES THAT SHOWING ME SEATED YOUNG WOMEN WHO TRADE IDEAS FOR STARVING THEMSELVES. ON THIS DAY YOU WILL NOT EAT THIS. Reporter: SOME SOCIAL MEDIA PLATFORMS ARE PUT IN A WARNINGS. BUT WELCH SAYS THAT IS NOT ENOUGH AND WORRIES OTHERS WILL HEAD DOWN THE SAME PATH SHE DID . I DOING REALLY WELL. Reporter: J.D. MILES, CBS 11 NEWS .

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