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Episode 33: Jessie

Season 2, Episode 20

Age: 21
Location: Oregon
Addiction: Bulimia, Food
What’s Memorable: This was the first episode I ever saw and it just blew me away. Her binges are disturbingly epic – 3 days worth of junk food in 3 hours. She throws it up so that she can eat more. The food garbage in the back of her truck. She works as a stripper in order to afford food. Her parents had to put a lock on the fridge. It’s hard not to feel really sorry for her, and for her family. She is so very sick. I hope she’s okay now.

Official synopsis: Jessie is a beautiful young woman who once dreamed of becoming a doctor. But that was before bulimia trapped her in cycle of despair.

Original Air Date: December 2006
Interventionist: Ken

Categories: Bulimia, Eating Disorder, Ken, Mental Problems, Most Disturbing Episodes, Most Unforgettable Episodes, Season 2


7 Responses to “Episode 33: Jessie”

  1. They just repeated this one. She keeps referring to her “very secret job” and I’m like, oh, honey, we’ve all seen this before, you’re stripping.

    Posted by Ruth | September 6, 2015, 1:12 pm
  2. How is Jessie doing today? My wife has an eating disorder too. I hope Jessie’s doing ok-she seemed like a nice kid.

    Posted by Joe | September 19, 2015, 6:04 am
  3. Any updates on Jessie?

    Posted by Andy | May 24, 2017, 6:21 pm
  4. Any updates on Jessie or does anyone have her facebook page?

    Posted by Renee | October 10, 2017, 5:10 pm
  5. This episode really effected me. I didn’t know that bulimia was an addiction that could lead someone to strip to earn enough money for food to binge and then purge on. It taught me a lot. Wherever you are Jessie I hope you are doing well. I hope we get an update some day. I think about your story often.

    Posted by Michele | December 29, 2017, 6:47 am
  6. please any updates on this girl??

    Posted by Maria de las Dores | November 13, 2018, 7:09 am

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