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I'm going to be running a 5km obstacle course on the 28th of June with my two sisters to raise money for Beat, the UK's leading eating disorders charity.
I'm Hannah, I'm 17 years old and I'm recovering from an eating disorder. Today marks 2 years in recovery, and I want to raise awareness for eating disorders and raise money to help others like me.
People think of eating disorders as something alien, something that happens to someone else. But the reality is they're not, they can affect anyone.
For me everything was so quick. It started off me just wanting to eat healthier, I would never have imagined it turning into an eating disorder. I was lucky enough to receive help and was inpatient for about 6 months, I am now outpatient with CAHMS and although I still struggle I am well on the road to recovery.
Unfortunately many people aren't as lucky. Mental health services are under funded and many people in need of help get turned away because there simply aren't enough resources. People don't feel able to open up because there is so much stigma attached to eating disorders and mental health in general. This needs to stop.
If someone has broken their leg would you send them away for the injury to get worse?
Would you whisper about someone with cancer, or abandon them because you think it's their fault they got ill?
I hope the answer to both of these is no. And one day, I hope people will understand that the same applies for mental health.
Please join me in supporting BEAT, who both help provide resources for those suffering and family members and also raise awareness of eating disorders.
Thank you from Hannah, Becca and Abi.
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Hannah's 5K Obstacle Run for Beat
Fundraising for Beat
We are the UK’s eating disorder charity to end pain and suffering
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