Eating Disorders“It’s a demon, it’s a demon that takes over everyone.”

As heard on liveline

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Conversations about battling, beating and living with eating disorders  have featured prominently on Liveline this week. One voice that’s seldom heard is that of male sufferers. 36-year old Emmet spoke to Joe Duffy on Thursday about his experiences living with anorexia aligned with orthorexia. Emmet told Joe he was happy the topic was being aired, as it affects so many more …

MillennialsThe generation that doesn’t get enough credit?

As heard on The Ryan Tubridy Show

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Has ‘Millennial’ become a dirty word? Ryan Tubridy was joined in studio by Mary Kate Slattery from The Millennial of the Year organising committee this morning. It’s an annual fundraiser which aims to raise €100,000 for a different charity each year, with 100 people committing to raise €1000 each. This year, they are working with Down Syndrome Ireland. Mary Kate thinks that the word ‘Millennial’ can carry a “negative …

Living with an Eating Disorder‘The thing is, with something like Anorexia Nervosa, enough is never enough.’

As heard on Today with Sean O'Rourke

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  There are an estimated 200,000 people living with eating disorders in Ireland and each year, 80 deaths are attributed to eating disorders. Stephanie McAlindon, a PhD candidate at Queen’s University, Belfast who specialises in eating disorders and stigma, came on the Today programme, presented by Richard Curran, to share her experiences with anorexia nervosa, bulimia and body dysmorphia. Stephanie was diagnosed with anorexia nervosa at the age of 11 and …

Eating Disorder‘It’s always a response, really, to something you aren’t able to deal with.’

As heard on The Ryan Tubridy Show

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Stephanie McAlinden is 29 and throughout her life, has battled anorexia and bulimia. The PhD student at Queens University Belfast specialises in researching eating disorders and she spoke with Dave Fanning on The Ryan Tubridy Show about her concerns over new Netflix movie ‘To the Bone’ , starring Lily Collins. Stephanie says she will be steering clear of the film and anyone with an …

Fiona Morris‘Anorexia ‘killed my soul’

As heard on Today with Sean O'Rourke

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The most frightening part of today’s interview with Fiona Morris, particularly for any parent of a teenager who was listening, was the seemingly innocent and innocuous nature of a teenage decision that marked the beginning of her drift into anorexia. She decided she needed to diet. Speaking to Cormac Ó hEadhra on the Today programme, Fiona, now 28, describes her …