2013-02-14 – It’s National Eating Disorder Awareness Week


I’ll openly admit I didn’t understand eating disorders.  I didn’t comprehend both anorexia or bulimia.  I have had little contact with others who had the illnesses.  Only whilst I was in hospital one time, a guy with anorexia in the bed next to me was getting very vocally agitated.  After intense negotiations with the nurse, it was agreed that he would eat one slice of toast.  She went to make it and came back presenting him with the toast – with a covering of butter on top of which he had not calorie counted for.  I just didn’t get it.

This week is National Eating Disorder Awareness Week so I had a listen to URN’s Student Stories special called ‘My Anorexia’.  The hour long show gave me an insight into the lives of Mel and Jess, two recovering students who had anorexia.  The show was superb and taught me a great deal about this mental illness.  I recommend you have a listen :

URN’s Student Stories: My Anorexia




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