I’M ON THE RADIO AND I NEED PEOPLE WITH EATING DISORDERS TO HELP RAISE AWARENESS


Hi all, quite a long title

YOU WILL NOT BE ON THE RADIO- I WILL READ YOUR SNIPPETS, POEMS,ETC

It is National Eating Disorder Awareness week in the U.K., starting on the 22/02/2015. Those who may not know, I work with mental health charities. One being,HEALTHY MINDS . We have a two hour slot on my local radio station – PHOENIX RADIO- HALIFAX, U.K. and I am looking for bloggers to write a snippet or a poem or  a small piece  relating to your Eating disorder. I’m looking for any body with an eating disorder, binge eater, Anorexics, Over eaters. If you identify yourself as having an eating disorder. I need your support.You don’t have to live in the U.K. to contribute. Leave a comment with private message me and I will give you my email address.

You can talk about anything 

HOW IT FEELS

HOW YOU CAME TO HAVE AN EATING DISORDER

THE STRUGGLE TO RECOVERY

RECOVERY AND HOW THAT FEELS

A POEM

WHAT / WHO YOU HAVE LOST

HOW YOU FEEL ABOUT  SUPPORT GROUPS? IF YOU GO TO ONE. WOULD YOU GO TO ONE IN YOUR AREA? IF SO WHY AND IF NOT WHY?

OR SOMETHING ELSE THAT POPS INTO YOUR MIND

I am currently running a project alongside an employee at Health minds. We are in the early stages of producing and co-facilitating an Eating disorder support group where I live.The aim is to have it running up sometime in Spring. The closest place to find any kind of support is 20 miles away. 

PLEASE, share your voice; your writing to help raise awareness about the true nature of this disease. You will remain anonymous if you wish. Please can I have your words by latest Thursday 18/02.  This is to give a chance to edit anything before going live between the 22/02-28/02 I will inform you  when it will be broad cast and send you the link.

One final thing I want to mention is for the national eating disorder awareness week and from today I will be sharing body image activities on my blog. This is another way I feel will help raise awareness. 

 

 

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10 thoughts on “I’M ON THE RADIO AND I NEED PEOPLE WITH EATING DISORDERS TO HELP RAISE AWARENESS

  1. I have a poem maybe? It’s about my ED.

    Poem: “Mercy”
    Posted on November 5, 2015 by Liz

    Be still tonight,

    You quiet, deft harpoon.

    I haven’t the courage for another go.

    My unholy stamina has broken again,

    And we find ourselves marching

    Toward each other on the plains,

    Bare and golden like myth.

    The sun flashes on our hooves

    As we raise our flags.

    Yours, enchanted with detail:

    A rampant lion,

    A coat of arms,

    Two green doves.

    Mine, white as snow.

    Oh, that night would come

    And pull over me this

    Sweet innuendo.

    Oh, that the doors might slam shut.

    I curl to you,

    Gray vapor:

    Smog of the unforgiven.

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  2. Hi I have struggled with an eating disorder since I was very young going back to just before I got Married……34 years ago….I fell pregnant pretty soon after getting married and I ate for 2x so to speak….I went from a tiny 51kg to a whopping 84kg in 9mnths….When my beautiful baby girl was born I was left with all this weight to shed and was in panick mode…..My sister at the time was taking these “Magic Slimming Pills” called Redupon so I decided to pop a few of these pills and within 3xmnths I lost 34kgs and was buzzing around like a bee!!!So my addiction and eating disorder developed…..Through the years I have yoyo weighed and abused laxatives and diet pills to the extreme and as a result my Mental Health was severly affected…I was diagnosed with Manic Depression back in the early 90’s after several stints in Pyschiatirc hospitals and 12xECG (electro convulsive Therapy) which only made my eating disorder worse……The ECG wiped out most of my memory and I was left a shell of the person I once was….I could not even look after my beautiful daughter and had to send her away to her Grandmas for a few years until I could get better……The last day that I took die pills was on the 3rd January 2000….I was moving back to France and I was forced to give them up as there was no way in hell that I would beable to purchase Diet pills over the counter in France like I did in South Africa…….I went cold Turkey and it was hell….I managed to get off those horrendous pills however the next thing was laxatives…….When my Grandaughter was born on the 13th October 2013 I stopped the laxative abuse and went to intense therapy for nearly 2years….It did help me stop the laxative abuse hoewever that little demon (The eating disorder) still stayed with me…..I am nearly 55yrs old and today I would say I am sort of comfortable…Those demons still are arround in my head and I still yoyo with my weight hoever it is not as delipidating as it was when I was in the full throws of my eating disorder…It is more managable these days however the result of my eating disorder was loosing all my top teeth and at the age of 50trs old I started to wear a denture…….My bones are frail and I have a degeneration in the spine…All this for those MMagic little diet pills and trying to fir in with a certain body weight and feel loved….Well it was not worth it…….Just a short story….

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