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
Disgruntled RBS worker writes hilarious open letter to Russell Brand after anti-capitalist publicity stunt leaves him hungry
Nigel Farage defends Kerry Smith 'ch***y' comment: 'If you are going for a Chinese, what do you say you’re going for?'
Nigel Farage's approval rating hits 'record low' as popularity suffers in wake of Ukip sex scandal
Rozanne Duncan: Ukip expels councillor for 'jaw-dropping' comments made in BBC TV interview
Pakistan school attack live: Taliban kill at least 132 children in 'horrifying' massacre
Sony hack: Angelina Jolie branded 'seriously out of her mind' in further embarrassing leaked email saga
- 1 Nigel Farage: Me vs Russell Brand on Question Time – he's got the chest hair but where are his ideas?
- 2 Harry Potter fans can apply to the Hogwarts-inspired College of Wizardry
- 3 Jessica Chambers: 19-year-old woman 'doused with lighter fluid and burned alive' in the US
- 4 Russell Brand calls Nigel Farage 'poundshop Enoch Powell' in BBC Question Time debate
- 5 Orange Wednesdays are no more