My daughter was diagnosed with anorexia a year ago when she was fifteen years old. She was diagnosed six weeks before Christmas so as Christmas approached we were still in the throes.
I want to explore something often neglected. Carer self-care.
An eating disorder is mentally and physically draining, and it often takes away from caring for your own needs.
I am a person in recovery from an eating disorder and self-care is something I’ve been trying to implement more in my daily routine. In preparing this article, I wondered how my own circle of support practised self-care when they had to work so hard to prioritise my care?
Those who care for a loved one with an eating disorder are at the frontline of both a mental and physical illness, and can oftentimes feel invisible, undervalued and unsupported.
Eating disorder recovery is a relentless, complex battle that calls for unconditional support and love from families and carers. Eating disorders persist and thrive through