Body image issues and disordered eating are genuine mental illness’ that we should approach with empathy, strength and compassion.

Rachel from the Butterfly Foundation, an organisation that works to destigmatise eating disorders and to provide support for those both experiencing and recovering from them joined the show this morning.

For Rachel, disordered eating behaviors began from as young as 7 years-old, now in her mid 40’s, and after recovering from her illness, she educates and supports other people going through similar experiences.

She shares here story in the hopes to help others going through similar situations…

You can access the Butterfly Helpline on 1800 334 673, or call Lifeline on 13 11 14.

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