Battling anorexia: 'There must be so many suffering in silence'
Anorexia nervosa has the highest mortality rate of all mental illnesses. Yet somehow, in Aotearoa, eating disorders seem to be amongst the hardest illnesses to access treatment for. I was first diagnosed with anorexia eight years ago, as a 14-year-old. I was hospitalised and received therapy. Treatment focused mainly on my physical symptoms - regaining weight, so I wouldn't suffer long-term complications.