[size=3]Hi. Well, my question is whether anorexia is a sin. It’s a mental illness, for sure, but how does Catholicism view it exactly? What do you guys think? I’ve been struggling with this horrible disease for about a year now, and it’s so very hard for me to “feel” Catholic and be anorexic at the same time. Of course, I also battle severe depression, PTSD, OCD, and anxiety disorders, and I also wonder if I’m not just full of filthy sin. Unfortunately, self-harm has come about as a symptom of all these things, too (cutting, hair-pulling, etc.). I feel so bad about myself, but I do realize that I’ve been battling a number of these things since I was a child - so they can’t be completely my fault - can they? I feel so sorry for being me - I just want to apologize to the world, but I don’t know how to apologize enough.
The other side of me says: Is a person with cancer sinning? Does a person with cancer chose to have cancer?
I guess the debate is whether or not I’ve been acting on choice, or on imperfection, or on - what? I don’t know. I’m so confused…