Joey Julius, a fan favorite on the Penn State football team, revealed a part of his personal life last season.
Julius revealed that he suffers from a binge-eating disorder which cost him the spring and summer activities with the Nittany Lions last season. Julius also detailed struggles with depression, anxiety and bulimia.
This week, Julius announced he is returning to treatment for his eating disorder which caused him to once again miss spring practice and summer workouts.
Julius posted the revelation on social media.
Hello friends and family. I just wanted to let everyone know since I have been asked a bunch why I was not at blue white or why I am not at school. I have been struggling over the last couple months with my eating disorder. It got to the point where I had to return to St. Louis to seek further treatment at the McCallum place. Recovery is a wonderful and beautiful thing that I am working on returning too. For anyone out there that has similar struggles I hope you too can seek help in some way. Your feelings should be completely validated and I wish you all the best in your search for recovery. Just as an update I am doing well and the treatment is helping. There is light at the end of the tunnel. It is just a very long tunnel. For my friends and family I would love to hear how you are doing and I am ready to talk to you guys. I love getting letters and have found some peace in writing them as well. If you want to send me a letter my address is 231 Lockwood Ave 63119 Webster Groves MO. Just to reiterate recovery is possible. I would also like to announce that I will be starting a blog here shortly and will upload the link soon. I wish you all a happy cinco de mayo especially to my baby sisters 20th birthday Abby Julius.
It’s great to see Julius putting his story out there, because he could definitely help someone else through an incredibly difficult time.
We’d like to continue wishing Julius the best during his recovery and look forward to seeing him return to the field later this year when the college football season rolls around.
Penn State kicks off its 2017 campaign on Saturday, Sept. 2 against Akron.
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