Body acceptance in anorexia nervosa

There is a common misconception with regards┬áto eating disorders that in anorexia nervosa, a healthy body means a healthy mind. Even among professionals whilst an inpatient I was met with ignorant comments along the lines of, “once you are no longer malnourished, your negative thoughts will automatically transfer into positive ones”, blaming my depression and…

Prison sentences and psychiatric illnesses

When reading a crime novel by Stuart Neville the other day, I came across a particular excerpt that encouraged me to put a belated pen to paper. The piece was this: Cunningham remembered taking a lifer called Brian to a newsagent’s. He had mumbled, “Polo mints, please.” The shopkeeper had set the sweets on the…