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Gene Linked To Anorexia Could Lead Scientists To New Treatments In Future

The Huffington Post | Natasha Hinde | Posted 15.05.2017 | UK Lifestyle

Scientists have discovered the first genetic variant for anorexia nervosa. Genetic variation describes the variation in the DNA sequence in each of ou...

From Poverty To Become A Pilot, Work With Snow Patrol, Mother And Wife. Impossible?

Tina McGuff | Posted 05.05.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Tina McGuff

I would often seek solace in a bottle of alcohol, use various other methods to steal me from the toxic home environment I found myself in or simply try and end my life.

Prince Harry's Podcast Has Been A Game Changer For Mental Health - How Important Is It?

Tina McGuff | Posted 19.04.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Tina McGuff

I tried to tell a friend for comfort and she told me I was a potential danger to her child so needed to stay away. I was devastated. I did not know what to say and simply withdrew further into my mental anguish, staying away from everyone like a shamed hermit. Silenced again by another person's opinion which I valued dearly at the time.

'I Wish I Could Be Anorexic For A Few Weeks To Lose Some Weight!' Why You Need To Read This

Tina McGuff | Posted 18.04.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Tina McGuff

Since then, on many occasions I've heard many naive people say to sufferers or their loved ones: "Just eat something". Or stupid things like: "God I wish I could be anorexic for a few weeks to lose some weight".

Suicide And Why We Have To Talk About It...

Tina McGuff | Posted 03.04.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Tina McGuff

They say all suicides are preventable by speaking out - reaching out. Having the confidence to open up about what you're going through is clearly the hardest thing for so many people to do as they fear the reactions of the loved ones towards them.

Sliding Door Moment That Changed My Life

Tina McGuff | Posted 30.03.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Tina McGuff

As a 13 years old teenager my family fell apart after a very violent divorce. Our house was repossessed and at times we had no money for food. I would raid the bins for bottles to help feed my younger sisters.

Anorexia To Womanhood

Tina McGuff | Posted 23.03.2017 | UK Parents
Tina McGuff

Unbeknown to me at the time my anorexia was trying to regress me back to a time where I was carefree and cared for - not having to face harsh realities of life like my parents' catastrophic divorce or becoming a young lady.

Imperfectly Recovering From Anorexia

Jordana Hargreaves | Posted 21.03.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Jordana Hargreaves

I'm still not cured, I'm far from where I thought I'd be by now but it's a necessary pit stop for the final place; to live a life where my mood is not controlled by food, exercise and mostly, my dress size.

How Do You Tell Your Children You Have A Mental Illness

Tina McGuff | Posted 21.03.2017 | UK Parents
Tina McGuff

It took many years to become 'normal', whatever that is. Once I had finished therapy, inpatient and outpatient treatments, ending all mediations, I felt I was finally mentally fit and ready to take on the world.

Fear Of Failure

Tina McGuff | Posted 14.03.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Tina McGuff

The patients I met along the way also taught me so much about life and how you should never take anything for granted as you don't know what's around the corner. I learned very quickly to never judge a book by its cover within a few weeks of being in an adult psychiatric unit.

Depression And The Awareness Being Raised By Stormzy

Tina McGuff | Posted 14.03.2017 | UK Entertainment
Tina McGuff

As if he could not go up in my estimations any more I saw an interview he did discussing his battle with depression. It was very honest and inspiring for so many others especially young men who tend to hold back about their emotions.

A Year On

Hope Virgo | Posted 10.03.2017 | UK Universities & Education
Hope Virgo

Dear Grandma, I can't quite believe it has been a year since you left us.

'Let's Go Into Town Shopping' - Why These Words Fill So Many With Dread

Tina McGuff | Posted 09.03.2017 | UK Style
Tina McGuff

For years I hated shopping and it made no difference whether I was a size 00 or 16. I've been up and down them all. This was due to the puzzling issue of sizing. In one shop you could be a 14 and in another you could be a size 20 or 8.

Five Things To Know About Eating Disorders

Samantha Glass | Posted 06.03.2017 | UK Universities & Education
 Samantha Glass

Eating disorders are potentially life-threatening conditions which affect everyday life, including both mental and physical health. With the way celebrities, models and other people of interest are portrayed in the media, it is not surprising that the number of young people experiencing an eating disorder is increasing. So, let's start with some education.

The Children's Eating Disorder More Common Than Anorexia And Bulimia

Dr Terence M. Dovey | Posted 03.03.2017 | UK Parents
Dr Terence M. Dovey

What most people call a picky eater is actually a bunch of three separate problems. Two of these are normal. One is a psychological disorder. The term 'picky eater' trivialises the everyday struggle faced by people with ARFID and those around them.

Living With Anna(rexia)

Adrienne Titley | Posted 02.03.2017 | UK Universities & Education
Adrienne Titley

This is all just a small insight into the life of someone suffering with an eating disorder. Hundreds of thousands of people suffer with this pain every single day in the UK and we need to continue spreading awareness for these silent killers.

What Medical Professionals Fail To Tell You About Overcoming Anorexia

Phoebe Cleghorn | Posted 27.02.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Phoebe Cleghorn

You definitely wouldn't know it now, but in my teens, I struggled with anorexia. Despite loving food for its taste, I hated the way it made me feel. F...

Dear Anorexia

Hope Virgo | Posted 27.02.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Hope Virgo

Dear Anorexia, I grew up thinking you were my best friend. From 13 years old you befriended me. You held me close when I needed it. Warmed me when I...

Early And Effective Intervention In Eating Disorders Depends On Us All

James Downs | Posted 26.02.2017 | UK
James Downs

This week is Eating Disorders Awareness Week - an annual event which sees charities and campaigners like myself come together in a week of activities aimed at informing the public about eating disorders, raising their profile as a collective priority in our society.

Anorexia Mind...Slipping From Reality

Tina McGuff | Posted 17.02.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Tina McGuff

Here is just a small piece from my book Seconds To Snap to try and take you into the mind of someone struggling with this awful illness. At this point in my life I was sectioned into an adult acute psychiatric ward as a teenager...

Anorexia: A Letter From My Body

Habiba Khanom | Posted 14.02.2017 | UK Universities & Education
Habiba Khanom

I wish this was a positive letter but I'm afraid it isn't. I'm going to have to be blunt with you. You made most of my 23 years of life a misery. You denied me food, the most important source of energy. You made me sit through hunger pangs for hours, even days.

Breaking The Silence

Yasmin Braddell | Posted 10.02.2017 | UK Universities & Education
Yasmin Braddell

Adele labelled "Hello" her "make-up record". She said: "I'm making up with myself. Making up for lost time. Making up for everything I ever did and never did". At 21, I'm realising that maybe it's time to make up with myself.

My New Year's Resolution: Do NOT Join The Gym

Yasmin Braddell | Posted 30.01.2017 | UK Universities & Education
Yasmin Braddell

I'm not anti-healthy-lifestyle...I am, most definitely, anti-healthy-lifestyle-that-costs lives. And for that reason alone, I cannot align my health needs with those of society.

Why Baby Steps Are More Important Than New Year's Resolutions In Mental Health Recovery

Katie Simon Phillips | Posted 05.01.2017 | UK Universities & Education
Katie Simon Phillips

If you want to set yourself a resolution for 2017, make a resolution that you can do over time, that allows for mistakes and gradual progress rather than instantaneous results.

Anorexia Is No Longer My Best Friend

Hope Virgo | Posted 03.01.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Hope Virgo

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.