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The impact a mental health condition has on family and friends, is often massively underestimated. In the third blog from my anonymous guest author, they share their feelings of failure and guilt surrounding their daughter’s eating disorder.
This is the second blog from my anonymous guest author. It is a raw account of the challenges they face, with a daughter in treatment 4 hours away from the family home. “We are taking Christmas to our daughter this year.”
This is the first piece in my guest blog series. The author who wishes to remain anonymous, will be sharing his feelings as the father of a daughter with an eating disorder. Their honesty makes for uncomfortable reading, but it’s honesty that’s needed, if we are to understand the true impact that an eating disorder has on those around it.
How do you become friends with your body as a dancer? When it is constantly changing and pushed to the limit, the relationship can be complex. Ella is a dancer I have known for a long time, and here she explains how she has learnt to embrace her body’s limitations.
Anthony Warner AKA The ‘Angry Chef’ has been a chef for 25 years and is passionate about food. He has become known for his dedication to exposing lies, pretentions and ridiculousness in the world of food. He uses his a critical eye and an appreciation of scientific method to debunk the latest lies and mistruths about the food we eat.
Eating disorders are typically perceived to be conditions that affect only women, but between 10% and 25% of those people experiencing eating disorders are male. In this interview Jimmy shares his experience of living and recovering from anorexia.
‘UNDERSTANDING YOUR PIECE IN THE PUZZLE’ Jiggsy is a safe place to share your eating disorder journey through our unique visual ‘Jiggsaw’ community.
In this interview I meet Annabelle; a walking, talking example of recovery from an eating disorder. Annabelle, who is now a doctor, shares her story of what motivated her to recover.
Not weighing myself and not knowing my weight has been crucial to my recovery. It was one of the key tools I learnt in treatment. Here I explain why I hand my weight over to my treatment team.
In this interview I meet Charley Williams and her father Simon, who together have produced the musical ‘When Strawberries Are Not Enough’. Charley drew inspiration from her own experience of recovering from anorexia, and explains how music helped her to get well.