When Grandma Found her Voice: It’s Never Too Late to Recover from an Eating Disorder

My mother and me. She ‘lost’ me after only 11 years, when I developed Anorexia. And I lost her. I wish my family had the opportunity of learning about Family Based Treatment. I want this early intervention to be available for all children who develop an eating disorder today.

To go from suffering silently, feeling alienated and misunderstood as a child, to be helping to organise the first World Eating Disorders Action Day on June 2, is a pinnacle moment in my life. This is my story.

To be working with others, around the world, who share a passion to do what it takes for eating disorders to be acknowledged as a serious illness, is a super meaningful experience.

Everyone involved on this ground force mission that is attracting global attention has had their life touched by an eating disorder.

I am grateful to everyone who has shared my journey, for helping me get this far in life.

Could not have got this far without my family and friends, and the ever-patient members of my treatment team over decades.

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Join me in supporting World Eating Disorders Action Day. Be sure to follow along on twitter @WorldEDDay and hashtag #WeDoAct, #WorldEDAction;  and Facebook World Eating Disorders Day

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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