Anorexia at 38: how my friends helped me through it

Anorexia At 38: How My Friends Helped Me Through It

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Anorexia at 38: how my friends helped me through it

6 April 2017 Last updated at 10:13 BST

New figures from the NHS show more than half of sickbay admissions for eating disorders in England are for adults over 20.

Kathryn, 38, from Liverpool, is currently being treated for adult-onset anorexia in one of 33 NHS specialist units.

She received this text message from a accurate friend: "You're not well, you're really thin hun, Kathryn you may possibly die, it's that serious. Kids with no mum. You need intervention."

The mum of two said her light bulb second came at a family Christmas dinner: "I may possibly hear my family all laughing, I just sat there crying with bits of food on my plate, thought you've lost it".

Kathryn said the support of her friend Amanda and sister-in-law Kim has been "incredible".

This clip is originally from 5 live.

Anorexia At 38: How My Friends Helped Me Through It
Anorexia At 38: How My Friends Helped Me Through It
Anorexia At 38: How My Friends Helped Me Through It
Anorexia At 38: How My Friends Helped Me Through It

Anorexia At 38: How My Friends Helped Me Through It

Anorexia At 38: How My Friends Helped Me Through It

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