The Renegade Rip

Kern County fails those suffering from eating disorders

Paige Atkison, Reporter

November 30, 2017

Filed under Features, News

The psychiatrist asked if I was willing to enter a treatment center for eating disorders. "Yes," I said. She looked at me, suspicious. "There's an opening at a hospital in Los Angeles," she said. "Go home and pack, you'll be admitted tomorrow." My mother wept. My brother, only eight years old, held on to the hem of my jacket and buried his face in my side. My mother drove...

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