The following blog posts are written by people with personal experience of eating disorders. By talking openly, our bloggers hope to increase understanding around mental health, break stereotypes and take the taboo out of something that – like physical health – affects us all.

I am no longer afraid to speak out about anorexia

I always kept my mental health issues very private and I was extremely selective in who I told about things and what I told them. lauraI would say in the beginning that there was one person in my life, other than professionals, that knew everything. Having one person who understood was enough to keep me ticking along in what I describe as 'limbo land' where I function, but don't live.