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My recovery journey

Home ~ My recovery journey
Eating disorders are complex mental illnesses. They are not the fault of the individual and they do not have a single, identifiable cause. They are believed to be the result of a combination of genetic, psychological and social risk factors. The good news is that all eating disorders are treatable and full recovery is possible. Our recovery guide will take you through the key steps to consider as part of your help seeking journey. Please note that we are not a crisis or 24hr service. For urgent help, please contact Lifeline on 13 11 14.

Lauren's story - my anger at anorexia

I get very angry and upset about my eating disorder: what it did to me, what it took from me. It put so much strain on my body and brain and I lost so much time and freedom, having to spend so long in hospital.

Read Lauren's story

Tracey's story - a mother's love

"At times I have felt strong and other times I have cried myself to sleep. I wished I could have carried the burden for her, but in the end she had to have the strength and will to fight and my job was to help guide her and fight for her when she was not able to."

Read Tracey's story