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 never speak about my eating disorder

StigmaI never speak about my eating disorder. The times I have ever opened up or wanted to open up, I have been pushed away, made to feel selfish or a joke. I’ve been stigmatized. People living with bulimia are not always underweight and in, some cases, are overweight. So to begin with, physically, you don’t always look ill.

Too old for an eating disorder?

VickyEver since I turned 19, I have felt I am too old for an eating disorder, everything I read talked about teenagers and I was barely one any longer. All the treatment I tried to find when I was moving to university were for under 18 year olds. I was too old.