Men Get Eating Disorders Too: why the conversation about eating disorders has to be more inclusive

I am a male who was diagnosed with anorexia at the age of 20. At first I was ashamed and embarrassed. But I now realise that I had nothing to be ashamed about. I want you to know that it is ok to feel pain, but you do not need to feel shame and guilt - it is ok to ask for help. If you fear you may have an eating disorder or think you know a guy who might, it's time to speak up and ge the help you need and deserve. I did. It was the hardest process I have ever experienced, but it was worth it.

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Eating Disorder Awareness Week (4): Now you know what to look for, what should you do?

In the last blog post, I tried to describe what it feels like to have an eating disorder, and set out the symptoms for the diffferent categories of the illness, not just anorexia. According to BEAT, 1.25 million peopole are living with an eating disorder, but that statistic may be an underestimation due to the … Continue reading Eating Disorder Awareness Week (4): Now you know what to look for, what should you do?