eating disorders

My Mum Saved Me

I could talk about all of my traumatic life experiences for days on end, from coming out of the closet and being bullied to domestic violence and sexual harassment, but I want to focus on my eating disorder recovery journey and a key influence in that. I believe being open, honest and having an accountability buddy is a way to not only commence but aid your recovery. For me, that person was my mum.

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Let’s talk about Purging

Purging is defined broadly as a series of actions taken with the intention of ridding the body of any food or liquid. The underlying factors that contribute to purging are complex and related to emotional distress, stress, anxiety and other negative emotions. As a carer and the most ideal methods of treatment, the most valuable role that you can play is one of support, non judgement and acceptance of where your loved one is at, whilst educating yourself about the illness and seeking to gain skills and strategies for you and your loved one.

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World Kindness Day

World Kindness Day If the world was kind, would eating disorders be as prevalent? Would mental health conditions be endemic? Of course, we don’t know

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Co-dependency in Eating Disorders

A complex and uncomfortable topic is the suggestion of a co-dependent relationship between a person with an eating disorder and their parent/carer. While it is understandable that a child or adult with an active ED is very dependent on their carers, the opposite can also be true, where the parents’ emotion and actions are dictated by the eating disorder of their loved ones.

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