A holistic approach helped me recover after 20 years in and out of hospital. As demand rises, more investment is needed
We live in a society where low weight is accepted, not talked about, not treated. As I know well from personal experience, people only get treatment for eating disorders when they are nearly dead.
Recent statistics have revealed a steep increase in the number of people with eating disorders admitted to hospital. I am an expert in eating disorders, having spent 20 years as a revolving door patient, locked away in a number of different psychiatric wards. In one single eating disorder unit I saw fellow patients die during or following treatment.