A Battle Going On in Your Head, Hope Virgo

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Anorexia Campaigner/Activist

Hope Virgo struggled with expressing her emotions from a young age. As a teenager, she began to eat less and less, until a point came where her heart was close to failing and she was admitted to hospital to be treated for anorexia. After several months in hospital and much therapy, she came home, but found managing her eating for herself was still hard. With the help of therapy and antidepressants, she is now doing well, but keeps reminders of her illness to show herself how far she has come. Her advice to others is to tell someone if you are struggling and try to get help.

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