author's new eating disorders book is published
author Jackie Tanner is hoping to raise awareness of eating disorders
with the publication of her new book this week which coincides
with National Eating Disorders Awareness Week.
Jackie, who has recovered from an eating disorder, hopes to raise
awareness of what can often be a secret and misunderstood illness.
also wants to get the message out to sufferers that hope and support
actively campaigns on eating disorders issues on social networking
sites and blogs and is an Ambassador for the charity Body Gossip,
which works to promote a positive image to all people without
book, 'The Cupcake Queen Bites Back', is a collection of poetry
and personal blog entries which outlines how she recovered from
an eating disorder.
told Burnham-On-Sea.com: "I began a personal blog in 2010
after finding support from reading others. At first I found it
cathartic to put down my thoughts and this was beneficial to my
now write to raise awareness and try to support others. It is
really quite positive to see how my recovery journey progressed
and this is mapped out in the
chapters of the book."
Disorders have the highest mortality rate of any mental illness
and it is vital that sufferers get the support they need."
have been going to the SWEDA (Somerset & Wessex Eating Disorders
Association) support group for many years. The support they provide
is a life-line, not only to sufferers but also to their families."
the NHS has a small dedicated Eating Disorders team, it is astounding
that there is very little help like SWEDA available locally."
some, this may be the only service they access. I would urge people
to contact their MP to take part in this Thursday's parliamentary
debate and question the services available."
Cupcake Queen Bites Back will be available on Amazon.co.uk
from this Thursday, February 14th. All royalties from the sale
will go to SWEDA.
Top, Jackie with Coronation Street's Zaraah Abrahams at
an eating disorders awareness event last year and, above, her