Brian Cuban describes what it’s like being a man with an eating disorder
Despite accounting for approximately one-third of those with eating disorders in America, men still face a unique stigma that keeps many from ever speaking out or seeking help. Brian Cuban knows this.
Before he recovered in 2007, Cuban was an addict struggling with bulimia and anorexia in silence. But, unlike many, Cuban has since become an outspoken advocate who is not only willing to talk about his experiences in public. He has written two best-selling books and several articles about his recovery.
Brian, the brother of entrepreneur Shark Tank star Mark Cuban, ruined his career as a practicing attorney and nearly lost his now-wife to his addiction and eating disorders. These days works as a full-time advocate for recovery.
Through his work, he has seen how social pressures keep men who are living with serious mental and physical conditions from being treated or recognized. Unfortunately, the silence only causes other men living with the condition to feel more isolated or alone.
Brian Cuban recently sat down to talk with Huffington Post’s Anna David about why men feel the need to stay quiet about eating disorders and what it’s like to be one of the few talking about the issue in public. He also recalls what ultimately brought him to seek recovery.
Watch the interview below or via Facebook Live.
It's lawyer month!On Tuesday, November 28th at 4 pm, I'll be interviewing attorney and bestselling author of The Addicted Lawyer and Shattered Image about his recovery and what it's like to be a man out there talking about having an eating disorder when so many do not. Come visit!
Posted by Anna David on Tuesday, November 28, 2017
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