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7 Instagram Accounts Inspiring Better Mental Health

The Huffington Post | Natasha Hinde | Posted 27.06.2017 | UK Lifestyle

Instagram has been named as the worst social media app for young people’s mental health. The Royal Society for Public Health asked people aged 14-24...

What To The Bone Seems To Be Getting Wrong About Eating Disorders

Molly Long | Posted 23.06.2017 | UK Entertainment
Molly Long

Gifs of Lily Collins' emaciated and bruised spine, will soon sit alongside black and white screenshots of Cassie from skins telling the world she didn't eat for three days so she could be lovely. Against the backdrop of an attractive middle-class home, soundbites like, 'it's like you have calorie Asperger's' are all too appealing.

Why You Shouldn't Always Compliment Someone On Their Weight Loss

Kim Marshall | Posted 20.06.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Kim Marshall

Eating disorders aren't about food, eating or weight but this becomes the focus. I'm not saying that everyone who ever loses or puts on weight has an eating disorder, but it can often be as a response to unhappiness. So why not give that person the opportunity to talk, to open up about their feelings. That's more helpful than a compliment.

One Thing I Needed To Do Before I Became Free From My Eating Disorder

Kim Marshall | Posted 14.06.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Kim Marshall

I was determined to focus on my girls. I didn't want them to feel the pain I was feeling. But this meant I was neglecting my own grief. Who am I kidding? I didn't want to face it. I didn't choose to have an eating disorder but it became my way of coping, of controlling my life at a time when I felt I had no control.

Will Banning Thin Models In France Create A Healthier Fashion World?

BritChick Paris | Posted 30.05.2017 | UK Style
BritChick Paris

The new anti-thin law ‎is now being enforced on French couturiers. Doctors have to provide certificates that prove models are a certain BMI before they walk up and down their runway. Many are dangerously thin, some anorexic.

Fighting My Eating Disorder In Ramadan

Habiba Khanom | Posted 26.05.2017 | UK Universities & Education
Habiba Khanom

For those of us who also come from a past of binging and purging, this can be a very overwhelming time. It is inevitable to be ravenous after 18 hours of not eating or drinking anything, so when it is time to eat, even non-eating disorder sufferers can end up binging. It's what our bodies do. After months of trying to stop this behaviour, do I want to revert back to it?

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

The Huffington Post | Natasha Hinde | Posted 02.06.2017 | 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.