Before I start, I want to say that – if you are living with PTSD – this is not about you. I think you’re brave and strong for coping with such a horrendous illness day in, day out and you deserve all the warnings you need to get through life. Trigger warnings, for the uninitiated, […]Read More Triggered
I am bored. I am bored of Eating Disorders Awareness Week and how it’s just turned into ‘show off your dramatic story with pictures’ week. That’s not the point. The point is to educate people about eating disorders. The point is to educate people so that they can spot them in themselves or others at […]Read More Eating Disorders’ Bragging Week
The first thing we need to establish is that there’s a difference between mental health and mental illness. Everyone has mental health and it’s really important that everyone does their best to look after it. Not everyone has mental illness. I felt a bit guilty about writing that, as though I’m gatekeeping the mental illness […]Read More It Might Not Be An Illness Though
I have ‘iffed’ and ‘butted’ about writing this, but it makes me so angry. And what do you do when you’re angry in the twenty-first century? Why, you write a blog post of course. I was scrolling through the Daily Mail because I have a dangerous addiction to reading absolute rubbish when I came across […]Read More Reasons Why I Hate the Daily Mail (probably Part I)
Can’t wait to tell all your friends that you’ve got an obscure yet trendy mental health problem? Been feeling a bit uncomfortable when you notice your sausage is not central on your plate? Want to find out if you’ve got OCD? Find out here!Read More HAVE YOU GOT OCD? TAKE THE TEST NOW!
In the early days, my memories of Jane are limited to her being on all fours, peering at me from the edge of my bed. I am under my bed because it is drink time and I do not under any circumstances do drinks. Jane is on all fours, holding a plastic cup of water with a straw. […]Read More Jane
I think most people would agree that, in many ways, rules are entirely unhelpful in recovering from Anorexia, the wider canon of eating disorders and many mental health conditions. It seems somewhat counter-intuitive to replace one set of ill-advised, damaging rules with any others. For someone who has spent years, or even decades, living inside […]Read More Boundaries