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Celeb Magazine Editors: ENOUGH of the Irresponsible Images

Shannon Finan | Posted 25.03.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Shannon Finan

I am not blaming ANYONE for causing my illness. However, I do think such magazines should be more positive about every body type. Maybe they could talk in terms of nutrition not new 'diet trends', so young people understand what healthy food is doing for them. And just maybe they could help encourage us to love ourselves?

I Am Not My Illness

Claire Greaves | Posted 23.03.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Claire Greaves

I get annoyed when people refer to me by my mental illness, "Claire's mentally ill." "She's anorexic." No. Stop. I have a mental illness, I am not a mental illness. I have anorexia, I am not anorexia.

Help Me FIX Young People's Mental Health

Shannon Finan | Posted 16.03.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Shannon Finan

I am so over the way my generation is represented - or should I say 'misrepresented'. Look at mainstream media and, seemingly, we're too busy capturing the best selfie or working out how to get on the next reality TV show to care about the world or our lives within it. That's total bull!

How Much Does Mental Illness Cost?

Claire Greaves | Posted 16.03.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Claire Greaves

My mental illness has cost me a lot but the transactions stop here, I will no longer allow it to take payments in the form of my life, my soul and my memories. I will be the person I was born to be and I will life my life and make memories worth remembering. I owe my illness nothing.

I Spent a Night in a Cell Because I Was Unwell

Claire Greaves | Posted 16.03.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Claire Greaves

Getting help is not supposed to be the traumatic part, experiences like mine are damaging, I will never forget that night, these memories stick with people forever and they have the potential to stop people seeking help. Imagine the outrage there would be if a cancer sufferer was put in a cell because there were no hospital beds. It is totally unacceptable.

The Costs of Eating Disorders: The Men's Perspective

Sam Thomas | Posted 09.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Sam Thomas

Too often, eating disorders in men is taken less seriously and 'novel' given the ratio between men and women suffering meaning men are the minority. Men suffering who are clearly isolated and marginalised need not have their gender questioned or jokes made about their non-existent periods.

Pro-Ana Has Changed Shape

Claire Greaves | Posted 03.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Claire Greaves

People used to have to search for pro-ana to find the websites but now it's on the #recovery and #healthy hashtags on Instagram. It's scarily accessible. When pro-ana existed as full websites the owner of the site would've known exactly what they were doing.

Moving Forward

Kat Pugh | Posted 02.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Kat Pugh

Recovery is not a straightforward process. There are plenty of treatment options available (unfortunately at a price, but hopefully this will change...but they do exist), and some treatments are more appropriate for different types of eating disorders, others suit a person better.

Why Talking About Eating Disorders Is Hard - For Everyone

Danielle Montgomery | Posted 27.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Danielle Montgomery

Most people want to know what type of disorder we have, how long we've had it, how much we eat or don't eat, what we eat, how we cope, or when it started. But asking 'why' is too invasive. It's too revealing. It's too unrelatable.

Eating Disorders: All You Need Is Love?

Emmy Gilmour | Posted 27.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Emmy Gilmour

The voice of an eating disorder constantly reinforces a belief that you will never truly be content until you reach a certain weight or look a certain way but the truth is that happiness only comes from a self-love that grows from a certain acceptance of who you really are.

Could Selfies Help You Overcome An Eating Disorder?

Sally Biddall | Posted 27.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Sally Biddall

In reality, women (and men) are just little fragile humans thrown into the world, trying to deal with all the stuff life throws our way. How can we possibly maintain this level of infallibility while doing all this? We can't, because it doesn't actually exist.

Experiencing Stigma and Eating Disorders

Kat Pugh | Posted 26.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Kat Pugh

If I could have things any other way, I would not choose to spend so much time planning my meals, working out my feelings to avoid potential anxiety attacks later on in the day, and all the money I and my parents have spent on therapy over the years.

Low Weight Pictures Don't Raise Awareness for Eating Disorders

Claire Greaves | Posted 26.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Claire Greaves

By posting pictures of emaciated people to raise awareness, it is just reinforcing that stereotype so that the general public still have the idea that to be unwell the sufferer must be very thin and it makes sufferers feel that unless they look like that photo then they are not unwell enough to seek help.

The Mountainous Trek to Recovery

Claire Greaves | Posted 25.02.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Claire Greaves

I didn't care about anything other than food and calories, I couldn't hold a conversation with my family, I lost interest in my passions: dance, fashion, writing and creativity. It all disappeared. I wasn't me, I was wholly anorexia.

20 Things Someone With an Eating Disorder Wishes They Could Tell You

Danielle Montgomery | Posted 10.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Danielle Montgomery

We're often hard to read; our minds are a cacophony but yet the emotions we allow to pour through are stifled and indifferent. I have largely remained silent, feeling that any attempt at explaining something that's an entire grey area would be hopeless.

Is Selfie Culture Contributing To An Increase In Eating Disorders?

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 03.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle

An increasing number of young women are taking selfies to document their weight loss online. Now, a leading expert has said the growing trend is f...

MP Stuns Charity Boss With 'So Anorexia Works?' Question

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 29.01.2015 | UK Politics

Veteran Labour MP Austin Mitchell has raised eyebrows by choosing to compare a watchdog's reduced budget to having anorexia. Mitchell, whose outspo...

Men Get Eating Disorders Too: Reflections on 2014 and Looking Towards the Year Ahead...

Sam Thomas | Posted 27.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Sam Thomas

MGEDT continues to receive emails from male sufferers from across the UK and around the world several times a week. In many of these emails we hear from sufferers who are isolated and feeling 'like the only one'.

Coping at Christmas With an Eating Disorder

Kat Pugh | Posted 21.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Kat Pugh

Last year, in the midst of a relapse, I'd just been discharged from NHS services, told that I didn't meet the criteria for outpatient support, despite the fact I desperately needed it. The timing was particularly poor as a number of external events were also affecting my stress levels.

Having an Eating Disorder at Christmas

Dr Mark Silvert | Posted 15.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Dr Mark Silvert

A lot of my patients find eating in front of other people especially painful to do. Some need to know exactly what's in their food and drink and how many calories each piece of food has. But these are sensitive issues and the best you can do is to talk calmly and non-judgmentally to your friend or family member. It's not their fault, they are ill - many people think anorexia is a choice. It is not.

Coping at Christmas: The Men With Eating Disorders Suffering in Silence

Sam Thomas | Posted 06.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Sam Thomas

From roast turkey, tins of sweets and mince pies - the temptation for excess of food is irresistible for many. However, for those suffering with anorexia and bulimia, the constant reminders of food can feel like never ending pain and torture. The time to be joyful is anything but that.

Mother Campaigns For Stricter Laxative Regulations After Daughter Was Hospitalised

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 28.11.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Last month eating disorder charity Beat called for a change in regulations surrounding the sale of laxatives, following a 30% increase in calls from p...

Why Beat's Campaign to Raise Awareness of Men's Eating Disorders Is... Balls

Sam Thomas | Posted 06.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Sam Thomas

The controversial video aims to encourage men with eating disorders to seek help by showing a young man vomiting up his testicles in a pub. We believe that the campaign is misguided, inept, and offensive.

Male Anorexia - The Hidden Disease

Daniel O'Kelly | Posted 30.11.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Daniel O'Kelly

We've all dealt with monsters under our bed. We've defeated them by signing songs, turning on night lamps, or reading stories. But, how do you defeat a monster that's living within you? I was 16 years old when faced with this question.

No to Anorexia

Jacqueline Koay | Posted 27.11.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Jacqueline Koay

There are many positives about living in Asia, but for me, one of the biggest negatives as a mother is the obsession with being 'slim'. Oh, how I hate that word, and the mindset of chasing useless and dangerous physical ideals.