Daniel Johns
Bullying Survivor
Male | Los Angeles, CA   United States
bullying led to anorexia
Bullying Type: Physical / Emotional
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6/13/12 10:54 AM
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"Anorexia almost k*lled me" is how Daniel Johns speaks of his battle with the illness.
If you're unfamiliar with the name, Daniel Johns is a member of the Australian rock band, Silverchair.
Daniel entered an eating disorder treatment center in his late teens after several physicians had warned him that he was going to die.
He claims that he hated himself so much that he contemplated suicide many times over a span of three or four years.
Daniel stuck it out and remained in treatment for approximately one year, despite being one of the few men with eating disorders.
Everyone tries to pinpoint the causes of anorexia in cases like this, but I need to emphasize that there is no single cause, and no single event that will drive someone to an eating disorder.
With that being said, Daniel has admitted to being bullied and be*t up by people outside of school and has alluded to that as being a contributing factor to his development of anorexia.

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Posted By: Wrangler | 6/13/12 1:09 PM
Silverchair was one of my top bands in junior high and I never knew he had an eating diorder but its a good thing he is still alive.
Posted By: Smarty | 6/19/12 11:40 AM
Thats a rare disorder for guys to have so he must have been pretty upset and twisted back then but I still loved his music and I am a big fan so thank you for sharing your personal story
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Name: Daniel Johns
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