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Hope Virgo

Author, Stand Tall Little Girl

Hope Virgo suffered with anorexia for 4 years keeping it secret from her family and friends. But then, on 17th November 2007, Hope's world changed forever. She was admitted to a mental health hospital. Her skin was yellowing, her heart was failing. She was barely recognizable. Forced to leave her family and friends, the hospital became her home. Over the next year, Hope faced the biggest challenge of her life. She had to find the courage to beat her anorexia. Hope now lives and works in London, runs marathons and has a keen interest in exercise and maintaining good mental health. Hope spends her time campaigning for mental health across the country and her mission is to make sure everyone feels able to talk about their mental health and to access the support they need. The story of Hope's recovery will inspire countless others.

A Year On

Dear Grandma, I can't quite believe it has been a year since you left us.
10/03/2017 11:29 GMT

Anorexia Is No Longer My Best Friend

Being friends with Anorexia is not worth it. Whatever she tells you, the false promises, the affirmation, the encouragement. Whilst she feels like the best friend you could ever dream of it won't last. She doesn't care about you. She is just one big bully.
02/01/2017 17:36 GMT