Did you know that 1 in 20 Australian's suffer from an eating disorder?

Juelz opens up about her struggle

Did you know that 1 in 20 Australian's suffer from an eating disorder?

This week it was announced that the very first institute dedicated to eating disorders has opened in Australia. The InsideOut Institute based in Sydney aims to ensure every Australian living with the devastating and deadly mental illness has access to the best possible care by thinking twice about the way eating disorders are treated. 

It also comes just hours after Former Olympian Jana Pittman opened up about her very own struggles with bulimia.

Which was news that hit close to home for Juelz, who shared her experience with an eating disorder which affected her for years. 

"There's a reason why I wanted to speak about this today it is because it was something I suffered with for 13 years and I hid from all my family, friends and my partners through those years. Which is so scary about Bulimia is that it is so easy to hide." 

"I want to help anyone who might be listening who might be suffering from this, who hasn't got help yet." 

Jesse & Juelz spoke with Clinical Psychologist Rochelle Masters to provide WA with information around the mental illness that can affect 1 in 20 Australians and how to seek help if you are struggling with this on your own. 

It's so important to remember that you are not alone, 1.2 million Aussies are living with an eating disorder which works out to be 5% of our population. Always know that there is help out there for you and you should never be ashamed or scared to ask for it. 

The InsideOut Institute offers a variety of online services which can help yourself, or for someone you may know. 

Readers seeking support and information about suicide prevention can contact Lifeline on 13 11 14.

Suicide Call Back Service 1300 659 467.

MensLine Australia 1300 78 99 78.

Kids Helpline 1800 55 1800 (for young people aged 5 to 25).

Listen to their full chat below! 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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