People Share How They Overcame Their Eating Disorder

"I realised that my body was not—​and never will be—​a problem to be solved."


Do You Ever Actually ‘Recover’ From a Mental Illness?

When someone says their cancer is in remission, we understand it's not cured. But we tend to lack that grasp of nuance when the disease is psychological.


We Asked Men About Their Eating Disorders

I knew that I couldn’t be the only one in my peer group who’s had trouble with food.


My Mother, the Shrinking Woman

What it's like growing up as the daughter of a mum with anorexia.


Eating Gives Me Anxiety and Not Eating Gives Me Anxiety

Lately, I feel that the way I've lived for years—in hyperconscious, hypervigilant awareness of everything I put in my mouth—no longer serves to quell my depression and anxiety. It actually exacerbates it.


The Rise of Bigorexia: the Unachievable Quest for the Perfect Male Body

A new study from the University of Sydney examines the way that body dissatisfaction affects men.


Australia's Only Support Service for Eating Disorders Could Be Shutting Down

The Butterfly Foundation is worried it may lose its funding under the Turnbull Government's plan to "streamline" mental health services.


Should Weed Be Used to Treat Eating Disorders?

Marijuana is used as a medicine for everything from anxiety to cancer—and some experts believe it could treat eating disorders, too.


I Spent a Week Undercover in a Pro-Anorexia WhatsApp Group

The skeletal girls in it bowed before a mysterious leader known as "the goddess of emaciation."


I Catfished a Pedophile Who Was Posing as a Pro-Anorexia Coach

While researching the pro-ana community for an article, I stumbled across some evidence that these forums have become a hunting ground for sexual predators.


My Eating Disorder Had Nothing to Do with Barbie or the Media

A lot of people with an eating disorder will find the idea that it's caused by Barbies or supermodels insulting and patronizing. It's a mental illness, not a bad case of vanity.


Why It's So Hard to Talk About Male Anorexia

I was a teenage boy who thought anorexia was a "girl's problem." I was wrong.