The singer struggled with bulimia since she was 15 or possibly even younger. Bulimia is a mental health disease, but it also leaves serious physical scars on the body.
I was invited to participate in a conference on eating disorders in children and young people in Edinburgh last week. The event was small but very informative with an incredible lineup of speakers, which included clinicians, third-sector organisations, such as Beat and MBEEDS, and people who have lived through an eating disorder. I talked about the connection between social media and body image in young women. Some points stuck out to me:
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