Saturday, December 20, 2008

Orange Ribbon Awareness

Anorexia and Bulima have been two of the more common disorders among females,

but self injury is a newer and more secretive problem. Females, as well as males,

have this issue, but it is reported more often in the female population. Some of the reasons

for this problem are past abuse, not being able to cope with pain effectively, and low self

esteem. Some celebrities who have spoken out about self injury are princess Diana, Angelina

Jolie, Christina Ricci, and Fiona Apple. The Orange ribbon is a symbol, giving awareness

to this disorder. As well as websites and books such as The Bright Red Scream and The

Luckiest Little Girl in the World written by psychologist Steven Levenkron.

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