Ileana is a Psychology Master’s student at the University of Bristol. Here, she reflects on the emotional experience of anorexia and how far she has journeyed in her recovery.
Ileana is a Psychology Master’s student at the University of Bristol. Here, she reflects on entering the second lockdown during the winter season, considering how we might take steps forward in recovery by ‘turning inward’ like nature during the season of hibernation.
Alice Newton-Leeming, Director of Mental Health Learning and Silver Trainer in Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST), discusses why we should, in fact, talk about suicide.
Choosing a life without an eating disorder meant confronting why I needed it in the first place – Guest Blogger
“Life is supposed to be a journey from one happy event to the next, right? The glossy side of social media tells us the story that we are only living our “best lives” when we don’t have to contend with difficult emotions…” James Downs, mental health campaigner and expert by experience in eating disorders, generously shares his thoughts and experience as our latest guest blogger for Orri.
Our first guest blogger, Emily, shares her experience of adult-onset eating disorder: “My journey now is about the connection between ‘logic’ and all those unbearable complex emotions and feelings I have about food and my body (by which I really mean, myself and my life). I don’t think this is all too different for adult-onset eating disorders than it is for people who fall victim to this when younger.”