Dying to Live

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Chipmunkapublishing ltd, Jun 1, 2011 - 201 pages
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DescriptionIn 'Dying to Live' Mandy Allison provides an in-depth look at the many faces of Anorexia. She explores possible triggers and contributing factors from the Cultural to the Existential. As a Service User and trained Therapist Mandy considers her own journey through the illness over the last twenty-five years and describes her steps towards creating and embracing a more fulfilling life. She also describes the impact the illness has had on her ability to be a parent to her son. Mandy offers accounts of the various treatments she has received for her Anorexia highlighting the potential within them for benefit and harm. Through her narrative she aims to give a voice to that which the system seeks to silence. This book is a valuable resource for Service Users, Carers and Service Providers. About the AuthorMandy Allison was born in 1973 and lives in London with her son Lucas She is both a survivor of the Mental Health System and a trained Therapist. She suffered from Anorexia for twenty five years and has formed her own path towards recovery. Mandy is passionate about the rights of Service users and believes that poor treatment within the Mental Health System as well as the discrimination still existing within society needs to be exposed. She uses her past experiences and her writing as a way to do this.Mandy writes both Poetry and Prose.

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