Hope Virgo, author of Stand Tall Little Girl, suffered from anorexia for 4 years before being admitted to hospital in 2007. She lived in the hospital for a year and since being discharged, has fought to stay well. Hope now lives and works in London, runs marathons and has a keen interest in exercise and maintaining good mental health. Stay in touch with Hope via Facebook and Twitter.
Many people suffering from eating disorders are not underweight and turning people with eating disorders away for not being thin enough is a complete injustice! –– the campaigner Hope Virgo is on a mission to change that. Read More
It was November and I was sat there in a waiting room at the front of an inpatient mental health adolescent hospital in Bristol. My parents sat either side of me. All of us were quite anxious and a bit on edge. The last 24 hours hung over us, my heart ECG coming back as bad and a huge family argument about what was right for me. I guess the reality was that those arguments had pretty much been my life for the last year or so. Ever since my parents had decided to interfere with my eating and made me go to CAMHs. Read More