Anorexia Nervosa is possibly one of the hardest eating disorders to not only live with but also to understand. On the surface, it appears as a diet gone too far. The truth is it’s far more sinister than a run-of-the-mill restrictive diet.
I’m not a teacher, nor have I ever had the desire to become one. Even the thought of one day being a lecturer at a local university sends my stomach into flips. It’s not that I hate the idea of teaching, it’s all the responsibility that comes with it. This is especially true in regards to the responsibility surrounding mental health.
Chloe Writes: Did you know that November 13th is World Kindness Day? Before I began my blogging I was unaware of all the international and national awareness days that we have the opportunity to celebrate. Although some are better known than others, I find it interesting when I come across gems like Kindness Day. Why isn’t the more widely known? Surely kindness is just as important as everything else?
“Anorexia Nervosa can easily survive with other mental health conditions, addictions and eating disorders.”
What is an eating disorder? Are there signs I should be on the lookout for? And what do I do if I’m suffering?
“We need to focus on what we can control, rather than what we can’t, because if you spend too much time trying to control the weather, you’ll miss out on the sun.” There are so many things in this life that we can’t control. The weather, the opinions of others, who our next prime […]
Stress is everywhere. It can be found in many different forms, shapes, and sizes, and impacts people in varying ways. Some are fully capable and even experts in dealing with the effects of stress. Others aren’t. However, it’s not for a lack of resilience. Rather, it’s the scale of the physical and mental strain placed on us by chronic stress that alters our ability to ride through it seamlessly.
What 5 things do you like about yourself? Does this come easily to you, or does it take a little extra brainpower?
What does the term passively suicidal mean? What’s the difference between being active and passive? What are the signs and how can you help yourself?
How many time’s have you looked at yourself in the mirror, or prodded yourself, or finished a meal and thought ‘God, I feel FAT‘? Too many! BUT in anorexia recovery I’ve learned a key component to reversing how I feel and what I say to myself; FAT is NOT a feeling!
What is the impact of diet culture on modern society and our ability to enjoy food? In light of Weight Watcher’s latest attempt to induct our children into weight-loss culture, I figured there was no time like the present to discuss the impact of toxic diet culture. As a society, […]
How to look after someone with depression (according to Matt Haig).
Younger self, I’m going to be cliche for a moment, and I know that you’ll be rolling your eyes upwards at the thought, but bear with me; All this will pass.
There are many things that can stop people asking for the help that they need at work and at home, especially when it comes to mental illness.