I am recovering from anorexia.
I have always loved to write. It acts like a form of release for me. When I cant explain what is going on in my head, once it is down on paper things start to become clear.
Going through recovery, I turned to writing as a form of therapy. At first, I started a blog purely for my own self help. But as I have gotten more comfortable in opening up about my eating disorder, I now would like to start this blog as an information space to help others learn and understand what eating disorders are, and to give help and advice to anyone struggling or has a loved one going through recovery.
Eating disorders have the highest mortality rate of any mental illness. They affect more than 1.25 million people in the UK alone, 25% of which are male.
Being such a, sadly, common illness, it is important to spread the word and educate more people about it.