What lies beneath: The difficulty of facing up to an eating disorder

What lies beneath: The difficulty of facing up to an eating disorder

Irish Times Article, August 2018 It’s damaging to have too strict a definition of an eating disorder. So says Molly Twomey, a 22-year-old student who has blogged about her experience of having an eating disorder. Confident and articulate, Twomey is keen for other...
Helping Someone with an Eating Disorder

Helping Someone with an Eating Disorder

Are you worried that someone you know has an eating disorder? These tips can help you offer support to your child, family member, or friend. Many people worry about their weight, what they eat, and how they look. This is especially true for teenagers and young adults,...
Social Media and its Effect on Eating Disorders

Social Media and its Effect on Eating Disorders

Social media has effectively made its way into every classroom, dinner table, and workplace. Whether it is used by children, teenagers, or adults, everyone seems to have a huge presence in the social media world. With a wide range of social media platforms used among...
Male Eating Disorders: My Struggle for Self Acceptance

Male Eating Disorders: My Struggle for Self Acceptance

By Andy Jackson As I grew up in an alcoholic home and buried my feelings, I eventually developed an eating disorder by the time I was ten. The only emotions that I felt were fear and pain. I was very self-conscious because I was always heavy. I came in touch with my...
Understanding Male Eating Disorders

Understanding Male Eating Disorders

While once thought to be solely female illnesses, eating disorders are known to afflict people of all genders. Eating disorders are diagnosed in males of all ages ranging from children to older adults. Many researchers believe that male eating disorders we are seeing...