I started off 2015 with a very candid blogpost about the story of my relationship with food. Feeling brave, I then took the plunge and created a video also sharing my story, and going into a bit more detail on a more personal level.
There can sometimes be a bit of a stigma around talking about metal health, and I don't think this is right. It's important to talk about the things that we have been through or are still going through. Not only might it help and inspire others who are going through difficult times to be brave and speak about their experiences, but it also can be really liberating, and enable you to reach out and get help and support you may need.
Talking through my journey with an eating disorder has been a long time coming. But I've had to build myself up to talking about it. Telling your closest friends that you are going through something is difficult enough. Telling the world that you went through a rough time is a completely different kettle of fish.
If you click on the video below and watch my story, please treat is sensitively. It took a lot of inner-strength for me even to press "record" on my camera. But now, I feel so liberated. Mental health is an issue that is incredibly close and incredibly important to me, and now that I have spoken about my experiences, I will do all I can to help break any stigma and raise awareness.