Consumer Bankruptcy Journal Summer 2017 - Page 40

Eating Disorders: A Secret in the Legal Profession By Brian Cuban, Esq. www.BrianCuban.com Dallas, Texas I did not mention at that time that I had also struggled with both exercise and traditional bulimia for over two decades This article first appeared at http://www. briancuban.com/blog/ I remember the day in April 2007 I finally confided to my psychiatrist that I was struggling with drugs and alcohol. 40 CONSUMER BANKRUPTCY JOURNAL I felt completely stigmatized and alone in my eating disorder and did not feel that anyone, including him could understand or help. Adding to the stigma was my profession. Not only was I a male with an eating disorder, I was a male lawyer with an eating disorder. How stigmatizing was that? I have spoken openly about my eating disorder recovery for years and to this day, I am unaware of any other male in the legal profession who has publicly professed to dealing with an eating disorder. The hard statistics of how many males are afflicted with eating disorders tell us that they are of course out there. Along those same lines, I have received numerous emails from females in the legal profession who …Ι”)MΥ΅΅•Θ€ΘΐΔά$$$)ΝΡΙ՝±₯Ήœ½Θ…Ι”₯ΈΙ•½Ω•Ι䁙ɽ΄‰½Ρ )…Ή½Ι•α₯„…Ή‰Υ±₯΅₯„Έ)]‘䁑Ό΅…±•ΜΝΡΙ՝±₯Ήœέ₯Ρ •…Ρ₯Ήœ)‘₯Ν½Ι‘•Ί₯Έ₯ΈΡ‘”±•…°ΑΙ½™•ΝΝ₯½Έ)Ν••΄ΡΌ‰”ΝΌ™•ά…Ή™…ȁ‰•Ρέ••Έό)]”…Έ±½½¬ΡΌ„Ι••ΉΠΝΡՑ䁽˜΅•ΉΡ…°)‘•…±Ρ ₯ΝΝՕ́₯Έ±…܁͍‘½½°ΑΥ‰±₯Ν‘•)‰δΡ‘”)½ΥΙΉ…°½˜1•…°‘Ս…Ρ₯½Έ°)έ‘₯ ™½ΥΉ€Θά”½˜±…܁ΝΡΥ‘•ΉΡΜ( Δΰ”½˜΅…±”Ι•ΝΑ½Ή‘•ΉΡ́…Ή€ΜΠ”)½˜™•΅…±”Ι•ΝΑ½Ή‘•ΉΡΜ€ΝΙ••Ή•)Α½Ν₯Ρ₯Ω”™½Θ•…Ρ₯Ήœ‘₯Ν½Ι‘•ΙΜΈe•Π½Ή±δ(Μ”½˜Ι•ΝΑ½Ή‘•ΉΡ́‘……ΡΥ…±±δ‰••Έ)‘₯…Ή½Ν•Έ]‘₯±”$‘ΌΉ½Π‘…Ω”Ρ‘”)‰Ι•…­‘½έΈ°$ΝΥΝΑ•ΠΡ‘…Ёё”΅…©½Ι₯Ρδ)½˜Ρ‘…Ёёɕ”Α•Ι•ΉΠ‘₯…Ή½Ν•₯Μ)™•΅…±”Έ)$‰•±₯•Ω”½Ή”Ι•…Ν½Έ™½ΘΡ‘₯́ɕ±ΥΡ…Ή”)ΡΌΝ••¬ΡΙ•…Ρ΅•ΉΠ½΅Α½ΥΉ‘•½ΈΡ½ΐ)½˜Ρ‘”ΝΡΙ½ΉœΝ½₯•Ρ…°ΝΡ₯΅„₯́ё”)Υ±ΡΥΙ”½˜Ρ‘”±•…°ΑΙ½™•ΝΝ₯½ΈΈQ‘”™•…Θ)9…Ρ₯½Ή…°ΝΝ½₯…Ρ₯½Έ½˜ ½ΉΝΥ΅•Θ …Ή­ΙΥΑэδΡΡ½ΙΉ•ε