How Nature Helps My Mental Health

How Nature Helps My Mental Health If ever there was a time to feel grateful for nature, it’s now. If it wasn’t for being able to walk outdoors, breathe in the fresh air and feel the sunshine on my face I don’t know how I’d have dealt with lockdown. Embracing nature

2021-08-03T18:35:17+00:00August 3rd, 2021|Real Stories|

Dirty Little Secret

Dirty Little Secret Guilt. Shame. Regret. Disgust. Weak. Fearful. Powerless. Just a few of the thoughts that went through my head as I endured another uncontrollable binge last night. My family were all in bed, leaving me alone with a kitchen full of temptations. I’d had a stressful day at work,

2021-08-03T16:37:54+00:00August 3rd, 2021|Real Stories|

Coping with Eating Disorder Recovery in a Pandemic

Coping with Eating Disorder Recovery in a Pandemic While other people turned to comfort food to cope with the stress of the pandemic, I found myself faced with a different urge: the urge to restrict. The COVID-19 pandemic has upended routines, coping strategies, and support systems for people in eating disorder recovery.

2021-08-03T16:25:10+00:00August 3rd, 2021|Real Stories|

Think Before You Scroll

Think Before You Scroll Social media can be a very scary place for some of us. It can sometimes feel as though everyone is having the time of their lives as you spend yet another night scrolling through your phone, battling today's mental health challenge and wondering what to rinse next

2021-08-03T16:12:06+00:00August 3rd, 2021|Real Stories|

Benefits of Volunteering

Benefits of Volunteering with First Steps ED Without a doubt, First Steps ED has played a huge role in my journey to recovery. From attending my first support group five years ago to today, I have so much to thank them for and can’t imagine where my path would have led

2021-08-03T18:27:52+00:00June 29th, 2021|Real Stories|

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