Eating disorders are when eating habits change because of psychological reasons. Eating disorders are serious, and can impact every aspect of your life. The best thing you can do is talk to someone about it. The info here can help you understand what's going on and how to go about getting help.
Garra's story of recovering from an eating disorder
Garra shares her experience of recovering from an eating disorder as an Aboriginal woman.
Support services for eating disorders
There are services that exist specifically to provide support for people living with eating disorders in each state and Australia-wide.
Treatments for eating disorders
There are a number of different types of eating disorder treatments, as well as different health professionals you can talk to about them.
What is bulimia nervosa?
Bulimia nervosa is a type of eating disorder that involves eating a large amount of food and then trying to ‘get rid’ of the calories consumed.
What is binge eating disorder?
There are signs that indicate someone might have binge eating disorder, as well as a number of ways to get help.
What is anorexia nervosa?
Anorexia nervosa is a type of eating disorder with some unique characteristics, such as an obsessive fear of gaining weight, distorted body image and low body weight.
Recovering from an eating disorder
It can be difficult to think about what it means to recover from an eating disorder. You might also find it challenging to come up with good reasons for recovering.
It’s okay to admit you have a mental illness
A young person shares her experiences with bulimia, psychotic depression and a desire to end her life.
How to help a friend with an eating disorder
Various services offer help with eating disorders, but there are also things that you can do to support someone you care for.