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Charles Spencer, brother of Princess Diana, was abused at boarding school....

On 10 March, the Mail on Sunday put Charles Spencer’s story about being sexually abused at boarding school on its front page. Spencer is...

Why therapy and writing are similar struggles

When people speak about not being able to write, they use the term ‘writer’s block’. This makes me think of roadworks, of a low,...

Boarding schools are bad for children. Why do they still exist?

Being sent to boarding school can cause severe harm to children. This is evident from testimonies gathered by therapists, journalists and courtrooms. So why...

When treatment makes you sick: the eating disorder clinic

Eight years after beginning ‘treatment’ for an ‘eating disorder’, I was eating worse than ever. Yet three years after quitting that ‘treatment’, food is...

Why Must People Pathologize Eating Problems?

Why is it that so many people, even some astute critics of the traditional mental health system who are happy to challenge the pathologizing of emotional distress generally, cling uncritically to the term and concept of “eating disorders”?