Ilona Burton is a researcher and journalist writing on eating disorders and other mental health issues.
17 July 2014 04:11 PM
We are already cloaked in insecurities, and this kind of thinking can only encourage appearance to take yet another step ahead of achievement in a battle that shouldn't exist
20 February 2014 11:18 AM
Victoria Beckham, that is. It takes confidence to keep quiet about a boob job when that's all the media wants to know about you
30 January 2014 03:34 PM
Any one of us could be a Jonny and any one of us could be a Neil
Social media sites need to do more to eliminate pro-anorexia messages, but they aren't behind the rise in eating disorders
27 January 2014 04:09 PM
The number of children and teenagers seeking help for eating disorders has risen by 110 per cent in the past three years. How much does social media play a part?
If they really want to help young people with mental health problems, Government must put their money where their mouth is
20 January 2014 12:36 PM
Spending on early intervention, preventative measures and a joined-up approach to treatment is the only option if we want to see a real improvement
03 December 2013 10:30 AM
More has to be done to work on prevention and early intervention of eating disorders – and that isn’t simply about banning websites
17 October 2013 04:06 PM
Treating patients with respect should go without saying and not need to be pointed out in guidelines, whether specifically geared towards obese people or not
10 October 2013 04:19 PM
Mental illness accounts for a third of all illnesses, so there is absolutely no reason not to talk about it
If it’s not okay to dress as a cancer patient for Halloween, it’s not okay to dress as a mental patient
26 September 2013 05:20 PM
We all have physical health and we all have mental health. The two are equal and should be treated that way.
05 April 2013 12:08 PM
Georgia Willson-Pemberton's tragic death should allow us to talk more openly about laxative abuse. I know from experience how difficult it can be
New theory could prove how life began and disprove God
This is what it's like to be dead, according to a guy who died for a bit
End of the licence fee: BBC to back radical overhaul of how it is funded
'Jihadi John': CAGE representative storms off Sky News accusing Kay Burley of Islamophobia
Ukip would cut billions from Scottish budget to fund English tax cuts
Nearly 100,000 of Britain's poorest children go hungry after parents' benefits are cut
- 1 End of the licence fee: BBC to back radical overhaul of how it is funded
- 2 This restaurant has misunderstood the concept of 'cheese and biscuits'
- 3 Raif Badawi, the Saudi Arabian blogger sentenced to 1,000 lashes, may now face death penalty
- 4 Delhi bus rapist blames dead victim for attack because 'girls are responsible for rape'
- 5 PornHub turns masturbation into energy in bid to save the planet