My son had anorexia. I felt helpless, but now see he is stronger for surviving it

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He is living proof you can have a debilitating mental health issue and come out the other end

Did you know that around 25% of people with eating disorders are boys and young men? I didn’t, until my son Joe developed one.

We noticed he was losing weight and then it became clear he had a significant problem. There was a major change in his personality and behaviour. The outgoing, bubbly boy we had known for 13 years became moody, argumentative and secretive.

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