Tag : anorexia

How to Deal With an Eating Disorder

9 months ago / 0 comments

Anorexia. Even now it’s hard for me to look at this word without wincing. Recent research has shown that over 1.6 million people in the UK suffer from an eating disorder. This is a monster that we cannot ignore and it’s about time we spoke about it. My experience. I … Read More

To The Bone: the troubling relationship between drastic weight loss and Anorexia

1 year ago / 0 comments

*Trigger warning: this article discusses eating disorders* I’ve written a lot about eating disorders, body issues and mental illness over the past two years, but I’ve found it difficult to put my contradictory feelings about Netflix’s To The Bone into writing. There is always a sharp intake of breath in … Read More

#EDAW16: Eating Disorders and Social Media

3 years ago / 0 comments

Anorexia. Even typing the hatred word makes me shiver- never mind saying it. Memories of weekend trips to the eating disorders clinic to visit my best friend come flooding back. I was on daily duty to clock her eating habits to her mum, repeatedly reporting that she ate one cherry … Read More

A Different Kind of Christmas: Mental Health

3 years ago / 0 comments

Christmas is ‘the most wonderful time of the year’. For many the thought of Christmas conjures up images of mince pies, mulled wine, sitting cosily around the fire; this is not the case for everyone. There are numerous reasons that someone might not look forward to Christmas – mental health … Read More

MENTAL HEALTH A-Z: E is for Eating Disorders; a sister’s tale.

3 years ago / 0 comments

My whole 4 years at university have been marked by one constant question: “How is she?” It has been one constant worry – would today be the day I got the phone call saying she was in hospital? Would today be the day she became another statistic? A third of … Read More

Comment | Anorexia stigma

5 years ago / 0 comments

Due to the excessive amount of stigma surrounding mental health problems these days, it is only natural for a person to want to keep their illness to themselves. Maybe they’ll share it with a few close friends and family, but this tends to be limited to very close friends and family. … Read More

Medical student died after taking banned weight loss pills

6 years ago / 0 comments

An inquest into the death of Medical student Sarah Houston has found she died after taking a banned fat burning pill. The 23-year-old was found dead in her bedroom last September. Wakefield Coroner’s Court heard that Houston had been taking dinitrophenol (DNP), which it is thought she bought online, along … Read More