When will there be appropriate support for people with eating disorders?
The tragic death of Big Brother star Nikki Grahame from anorexia nervosa put eating disorders in the spotlight this week. A life lost too soon by this terrible illness is not a rare occurrence and I am always initially encouraged to see awareness being raised of the devastation that comes with an eating disorder and […]
What is bulimia?
Bulimia nervosa, most often known as just ‘bulimia’, is an eating disorder and mental illness. It is characterised by repeated binge-eating episodes with attempts to get rid of the calories consumed to prevent weight gain. These attempts to get rid of calories is known as purging and usually includes vomiting or using laxatives, but excessive […]
When a problem becomes your identity
Everybody has problems. It is impossible to get through life without something happening to you that impacts on who you are as a person and how you see the world, whether you realise it or not. We live by experience, good and bad. But when we are living with something that has a significant bearing […]