A mother shares her journey caring for her daughter and her eating disorder. We are keeping all mothers, parents and carers in our hearts this Mothering Sunday. We hope you find some comfort and hope in reading these words.
Maternal mental health has traditionally been a challenging area to approach, as it is often surrounded by silence and a reluctance for exploration. People can feel very uncertain about what to say and how to approach it. Here are our thoughts for Maternal Mental Health Awareness Week…
This week is Maternal Mental Health Week, and the team at Orri are grateful for a space in which some of the more complex and unspoken aspects of motherhood can be shared and considered. The aim of this week is to raise awareness of the impact of mental illness both during and after pregnancy. For many this is a difficult area to approach, it is often surrounded by silence and a reluctance to explore for many reasons, but often because people feel uncertain about what to say and how to approach it.
We wanted to take a (much-needed) moment to reflect on how a parent and carer – or best friend – may be feeling whilst caring for someone with an eating disorder during lockdown.
It can be hard to know “what to do” when you see someone you care about going through hardship. Often, we can feel helpless and worried that we’re not doing enough to support them. Here are our suggestions for supporting someone who is suffering with an eating disorder.