The Reality of Anorexia Nervosa: There is no magic wand

Mark Austin has admitted to The Guardian that he told his daughter, who was suffering from Anorexia Nervosa, to “starve yourself to death.” Undoubtedly it was not an easy thing to admit to, but the reality is that when you are a parent with a child who is quite literally starving themselves to death, you…

A glimmer of hope

I think, what I love about writing, is that it enables you to share. What I love most about reading is that it enables me to learn. More than that, it enables me to feel less alone. Sometimes, it gives me hope. Hope, understanding and insight. Which is what I love about writing the most;…

Looking for participants in an online focus group on mental illness and UK newspapers

I am looking for a few people (12-20) to take part in an online focus group that is in a forum style. There is one active group right now, another will be made once the first is completed for those who have not taken part in the first. The topic is the portrayal of mental…

A Wise Story from and Old Indian Chief.

An old Cherokee Indian Chief was teaching his grandson about life. “A fight is going on inside of me,” he said to his grandson. “It is a terrible fight between two wolves.”   “One is evil, angry, envious, sorrowful, regretful, greedy, arrogant, self-pitying, guilt-ridden, resentful, full of superiority and ego driven” then the Chief paused and…