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Read the latest blogs on eating disorders. Written by our supporters, they cover real life experiences including recovery. Use the drop-down filter above to search the categories.

5 Things Never to Say to a Recovering Anorexic...

21/07/2017

...and Some Positive Alternatives. As someone with a PhD in eating disorders, I...

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The Best Anorexic

The Best Anorexic

21/07/2017

So you weren't the best anorexic... Yeah. You weren't tubed or sectioned or sen...

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Why should you recover from your eating disorder?

21/07/2017

I’ve come to the realisation that the universe doesn’t owe us anything. Believe...

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There's more to binge eating disorder than a mere lack of willpower

There's more to binge eating disorder than a mere lack of willpo...

20/07/2017

"Binge eating? Can't you just get over that with will power?" That's what 13-ye...

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Believing you can get there, but feeling frightened of the journey

Believing you can get there, but feeling frightened of the journ...

15/06/2017

Today, for the first time in years, I can almost picture what it will feel like...

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Exam stress vs Recovery

Exam stress vs Recovery

14/06/2017

‘You just need to buckle down and concentrate.’ I can't count how many times I’...

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Glaciers, Geysers, Great New Friends – Trek across Iceland for B...

14/06/2017

My name is Bathsheba, and a few weeks ago I trekked across Iceland in aid of Bea...

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Moving to the Other Side of the World with Mental Illness

Moving to the Other Side of the World with Mental Illness

12/06/2017

I was diagnosed with anorexia nervosa at 14 years old. This diagnosis would send...

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The true description of a mother

The true description of a mother

09/06/2017

I just looked ‘Mother’ up in the dictionary and it’s described using three words...

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Why we need to talk about eating disorders

Why we need to talk about eating disorders

07/06/2017

A while ago, only a short three years after her appearance on the Great British...

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A Letter to ED

07/06/2017

“I lift my arm out of the water. It’s a log. Put it back under and it blows up e...

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To the loved ones of an eating disorder sufferer...

02/06/2017

To the loved ones of an eating disorder sufferer... We’re sorry.We can see how...

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