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
Daniele Watts: Django Unchained actress detained by Los Angeles police after being mistaken for a prostitute
Scottish independence referendum: A nation divided against itself
The political class is doing what Hitler couldn’t – destroying Britain
Scottish independence: Nationalist leader Jim Sillars threatens pro-union companies with 'day of reckoning' after independence
Scottish independence: Yes campaign feels the heat as Alex Salmond's NHS claims come under furious attack
Portuguese academic says British are 'filthy, violent and drunk'
- 1 iPhone 6 review: bigger, thinner, faster, brighter - Apple proves you can make the best better
- 2 Sports Direct security guard allegedly banned Jewish schoolboys and told them: 'No Jews, no Jews'
- 3 Pakistani passenger power forces two politicians off plane
- 4 Say yes to 'no-poo': It's been three years since I stopped washing my hair
- 5 John Travolta addresses former pilot's gay romance allegations publicly for the first time: 'That was the lowest I'd ever felt'