One in five people with an Eating Disorder will die as a result.
At least 60% of Eating Disordered people will have their lives shortened.
Out of all mental illnesses, Anorexia Nervosa is the biggest killer.
It is estimated that 1.6 million people in the UK suffer with an Eating Disorder.
Today, the UK’s leading Eating Disorder charity held [...]
Last time I tried, I succeeded, but regrettably spent more time starving myself half to death wrapped in a dressing gown, shivering in my bedroom than enjoying what were supposed to be the best years of my life. I remember during the first week of university, all of my flatmates went out every night of [...]
“Lonely, lost, broken, ashamed, hopeless, desolate, driven, and cursed”, “not recognised”, “Macho failure”, “scaredy little boy afraid of fry-ups” and “freakish”, suffering in silence, shameful, “Under-represented, under-researched and under-supported”, “forgotten”, “stigma”, “unheard of”, “overlooked”… those are just some of the responses I recieved from Twitterers and Facebookers when I asked the question ‘What do you [...]
Treatable? Yes. Curable? God only knows. Here lies perhaps the most stark contrast between physical illness and mental illness, especially in terms of how much hope we can place on being better, on being free, on being – the word so many dread or dream of – recovered.
Anorexia, along with the whole shebang of Eating [...]
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