Korean people get eating disorders too

Getting Better Bite by Bite – A survival kit for sufferers of bulimia nervosa and binge eating disordersThe buildup to World Eating Disorder Action Day on June 2 is gathering pace like a beautiful breeze heralding goodwill to all. From a ground force swell, support for this historic event is reaching into all corners of the globe. Including Korea. For eating disorders do not discriminate. They affect people all ages and all races.

Koreans, like people everywhere, develop eating disorders, including Bulimia Nervosa and Binge Eating Disorder. Which is why I am especially delighted this week, to learn the new, second version of Getting Better Bite by Bite, co-authored with Professors Ulrike Schmidt and Janet Treasure, is to be translated into the Korean language.

Everyone in the world deserves to know that an eating disorder is an illness, a very serious illness. It is not a choice. And importantly, there are treatments to help you heal. But we need more research, more treatments, more training for health practitioners, more accessible support — including in the home — for sufferers and their families. Help spread the word.


Join me in supporting World Eating Disorders Action Day. 

Be sure to follow along on twitter @WorldEDDay and hashtag #WeDoAct, #WorldEDActionDay, @WorldEatingDisordersAction on Instagram and

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June Alexander

About June Alexander

As founder of The Diary Healer my prime motivation is to connect with people who have experienced an eating disorder, trauma or other mental health challenge, and provide inspiration through the narrative, to live a full and meaningful life. My nine books about eating disorders focus on learning through story-sharing. Prior to writing books, which include my memoir, I had a long career in print journalism. In 2017, I graduated as a Doctor of Philosophy (Creative Writing), researching the usefulness of journaling and writing when recovering from an eating disorder or other traumatic experience.
Today I combine my writing expertise with life experience to help others self-heal. Clients receive mentoring in narrative techniques and guidance in memoir-writing. I also share my editing expertise with people who are writing their story and wish to prepare it to publication standard. I encourage everyone to write their story. Your story counts!
Contact me: Email june@junealexander.com and on FacebookTwitter and LinkedIn.

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