Very often we read blogs and articles on the impact that an eating disorder has on the person suffering and what they are thinking and feeling. What also needs to be remembered is that eating disorders have a huge impact on the family. The people who have to live their day to day lives seeing … Continue reading Living with Anorexia: the family perspective
When you hear the term 'eating disorder' what image pops in to your mind? That's not a trick question, but people tend to think about Anorexia or Bulimia as these are the ones that are talked about most. That being said even these are not talked about enough and so other disorders are talked about … Continue reading Eating Disorder Spectrum
Mental health isn't talked about enough. Eating disorders are not talked about enough. People's misconceptions and misunderstandings around eating disorders are not talked about enough. This is why awareness is so important to those with mental health issues, families and friends of those with mental health issues and society in general. With that in mind … Continue reading The C word … Control
With Eating Disorder Awareness Week taking place next week 27th - 5th March it's a little reminder just how crucial awareness of this 'silent' illness is. Eating disorders are a very secretive illness. Using myself as an example, to begin with I looked fine, my favourite phrase was 'I'm fine' or 'I'm ok' and I … Continue reading Giving the silent illness a voice
Having an eating disorder leads you into a different world, dark, self-absorbed and narrow. I found that I lost focus of the real world and didn't (or couldn't) see what was around me whether it be people, places, or family. My eating disorder became apparent while I was at university. It was there before but … Continue reading My Road to Recovery
I'm a complete believer that everyone has a right to their own opinion however I saw something today which bothered me. I'm mentioning no names and I never will but I came across this. Now I am in a great place and a position where this won't affect me. I can turn a blind eye … Continue reading How can we stop ‘pro-ana’?