Borderline Personality Disorder Looking back, Jenny says she probably had mental health issues from an early age. But her food obsessions, panic and anxiety didn’t explode until her first year of medical school when it got so bad that she couldn’t leave her flat. ‘There is so much pressure on young people. Exam after exam […]
Teenage Eating Disorder When, at ten years old, homeschooled Ruth was sent off to school, she felt like an outcast. Discovering, during a health check, that she weighed twice as much as a friend, she rapidly started losing weight. ‘Once you start, it’s very difficult to stop for an eating-disorder mind.’ Anorexia reportedly has the […]
Bex Simon recently gave an amazing Head Talk on her work as a bipolar blacksmith. If you’d like to know more here’s a documentary she put together on how she channels her bipolar disorder into her craft.
Bipolar Blacksmith Becoming a blacksmith saved Bex Simon from succumbing to bipolar disorder. In fact, the illness laid the foundations for her blacksmith business. Praised for her unusual and spectacularly artistic designs, Simon has been off medication since 2009, and lives with her husband and two children. She uses her illness ‘by building like a […]
Author ‘May The Thoughts Be With You’ When Charlotte Reed was struck by a constant feeling of ‘utter terror’, she bravely decided to try and heal herself. One way she fought her depression was to write down one inspiring thought a day. ‘May The Thoughts Be With You’, is a self-illustrated, handwritten book and, like […]
Nutrition Goddess: Yoga Kitchen Food is not just something you put into your body. It’s a philosophy. Kimberly Parsons, naturopath, self-trained chef and author of The Yoga Kitchen, is convinced mental conditions like anxiety and depression can be cured by food and herbs. The Australian surfer chick-turned-health expert moved to London for love and now […]
Addict Turned Substance Abuse Counsellor and Lecturer George Atiase is a London-based addiction counselor and lecturer. In this moving video, he opens up about his own battles with addiction and how he eventually learned that ‘it’s ok to be me’. Apart from his love for singing, bespoke jewelry, and his motorbike, George now devotes his […]
Mother of Child with Eating Disorder and Depression Depression and anxiety among children and teenagers has soared. Yet a staggering 70 percent don’t receive help when they need it most. When Dani Maimone’s teenage daughter developed an eating disorder and became so depressed that all she wanted to do was die, Maimone faced years of fighting […]