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...
Those of us who have experienced eating disorders, be it personally or professionally, are all too familiar with the bind that those with the illness frequently fi nd themselves in—the tension between wanting to recover and the stubborn hold of the illness on mind and body
‘Please hang on’ — campaigners offer message of support to mental health sufferers
November 10, 2016
The Courier revealed earlier this week that local mental health champions had urged the Scottish Government to plough more funds into mental health care.
Author and mental health sufferer Tina McGuff and ex-assistant chief constable of Tayside Police Angela Wilson both argued that more had to be done to treat mental illness at both a local and national level.
Seconds To Snap! A Memoir Of Anorexia And Survival
November 13, 2016
Today we are introducing you to an incredibly brave woman, a true fighter for awareness for eating disorders. Her memoir “Seconds To Snap”, is a manifest for how much she cares to spread the word and how much she wants fellow sufferers to get inspired and take steps towards recovery for the sake of their lives.
The rise of 'anorexia athletica’: 'I ran until I was sick and swam until I fainted’
November 16, 2016
Anorexia athletica, the compulsive and excessive use of exercise to maintain an abnormally low body weight, is not a formally recognised mental health disorder. It is not something doctors diagnose in its own right, and when I speak to one psychologist about the condition, she declines to use the term but is happy to speak about its ramifications.
Being mentally ill means you are in a very complex state. I was technically succeeding in failure because it brought me so much short term joy. This is also the reason why external help is more than needed and why I will continue campaigning.