This football player opened up about his eating disorder for such an amazing reason

In an extremely vulnerable Facebook post, Joey Julius, a kicker on the football team for Penn State, opened up about his eating disorder. And, seriously, it’s so important. Why? Because he’s reminding us that men get eating disorders, too. And we’re cheering him on *so* much right now.

In the post, Julius explained,

"After a long consideration of not only myself, my family, and my team I have decided to go public about my absence from the team during spring ball of 2016 and thru out this summer. I was admitted into the McCallum place on May 9th for eating disorders."

He continued,

"Due to my increase in not only weight but also depression and anxiety my team physicians started to notice not only a change in my overall happiness but also my performance as a normal human being."

At the end of the day, he learned a lot,

"Throughout this whole process I learned a lot about myself. I learned that for the last 11 years of my life I have suffered through a disorder known as binge eating disorder."

And he hopes to remind those with eating disorders that they’re not alone.

"If anyone and I mean anyone guy or girl is struggling with the the same or anything similar please message me as I will be in immediate contact to help in any way i can to provide information or insight on my struggles and I would love to help. "

Seriously, what an amazing person. We’re so here for all of this, and always happy when people raise awareness of the fact that men, too, can and do get eating disorders.