AT AGE ELEVEN, JUNE DEVELOPED ANOREXIA NERVOSA, a severe psychiatric illness that challenged and shaped her life. A love of words became a tool for survival and June became a senior writer, editor and newspaper columnist. Since gaining freedom from her illness in 2006, June has applied her experience of living with an eating disorder in disseminating evidence-based research in words that mainstream readers can understand.
Her books include:My Kid Is Back – Empowering Parents to Beat Anorexia Nervosa; memoir A Girl Called Tim – Escape from an Eating Disorder Hell; and A Collaborative Approach to Eating Disorders; Anorexia Nervosa – a Recovery Guide for Sufferers, Friends and Families; A Clinician’s Guide to Binge Eating Disorder; and ED says U said – Eating Disorder Translator. June speaks internationally on the theme ‘Hope at Every Age’ and is a member of national and international mental health and advocacy organizations. Her website and blog offer support to people with eating disorders and their families.
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Additional entries from June:
- The cost of hiding an eating disorder, pretending you are okay
- Giving Blood to Help Find a Cure for Anorexia – The Answer Could Be In Our Genes
- Yes, I have a dream: Make the Sock a Universal Symbol of Hope in Stomping Out ED
- Taking issue with ‘non-compliant’ in eating disorder care
- The journal – an ally in eating disorder recovery