In late March of this year, the Scottish Government released a report that reviewed the current state of eating disorder services available in Scotland. This review was announced in 2020 by Clare Haughey, Minister for Mental Health, following the eating disorder review carried out by the Mental Welfare Commission for Scotland. This review was published … Continue reading Scottish Government Eating Disorder Review: A Summary and My Thoughts
Disclaimer: this post discusses eating disorders, specifically binge eating disorder, and bulimia. It also contains spoilers for season four of The Crown. Peter Morgan's historical royal drama, The Crown, is now in its fourth season and was premiered in the latter half of last year. It focuses on the stories that built the British royal … Continue reading Mental Health Literature: The Crown Season Four
Disclaimer: this post discussed eating disorders. As those with eating disorders approach Christmas, there will be a long list of anxieties running through their minds, with most of them surrounding the abundance of different foods, and unwillingly relinquishing control around it. And, in the run up, many are looking for ways to cope. Looking back, … Continue reading A Guide to Cope at Christmas: Eating Disorders and Christmas
Disclaimer: this post discusses eating disorders, and eating disorder behaviour. It has been no word of a lie that this year has been one big let down. A year full of stress, and despair for many of us. A year where our routines have gone out the window, progress has been undone, and we've generally … Continue reading Tis the season to be very stressed about your eating disorder: Christmas and Eating Disorders
As a mental health campaigner, namely in eating disorders, I have become involved in a community full of individuals with similar lived experiences of mental health such as depression, anxiety, and, of course, eating disorders. This community has allowed me to feel heard and supported. I have people to reach out to, and people reach … Continue reading Bringing a Chair to the Table: Validating My Illness
Disclaimer: this post details eating disorders and the behaviours that surround it and may be particularly graphic. Therefore if you feel you may be triggered by this then either avoid this post or view at your own discretion. I also speak about purging behaviours such as vomiting, therefore people who have emetophobia or an adversion … Continue reading The Relapse
I recently read Seconds To Snap by Scottish author, Tina McGuff, and it elicited so many strong emotions with every word that I realised this was one of the best books to read to understand the shame, and guilt concerning eating disorders. Seconds To Snap takes you through the dark details of an eating disorder so often missed in popular culture, and is an important lesson in eating disorder awareness.
A quick disclaimer: this is perhaps a more emotional and quick post; a rant, if you will. This post will feature triggering language centred around exercise, calories, 'offsetting' your calories with exercise, and pro-eating disorder information. I wanted to get my feelings and thoughts out there, because this has really angered me. Have you opened … Continue reading Timing Your Calories
A few months ago, the first case of COVID-19 (or as it's more colloquially known: coronavirus) was discovered, and since then, it has spread like wildfire. So far, nearly 250,000 cases have been reported with just over 10,000 of those cases resulting in death. Fortunately, there are more survivors of the illness than deaths, but, … Continue reading Stockpiling, Sickness, and Safe foods: Eating Disorders in a Pandemic
You support the family. You support the friends. You support the colleagues. You support everyone. If you do this, you support the person with the eating disorder.