Talk to someone now. Call our National Helpline on 1800 33 4673. You can also chat online or email

Talk to someone now. Call our National Helpline on 1800 33 4673. You can also chat online or email

All stories

Every experience of an eating disorder is unique.
Sharing stories from personal experience allows for reflection, understanding and connection.

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The personal stories below have been shared by those touched by an eating disorder, whether that be the person themselves, their family or friends. These stories give insight into the challenges and triumphs faced when managing and recovering from an eating disorder.

Butterfly is committed to embracing diversity and welcomes stories from all people irrespective of body shape, ethnicity, lifestyle choice, faith, sexual orientation and gender identity.

While Butterfly wishes to create a safe space for people to share their experiences with others, we understand that reading personal stories may be triggering for some. If you feel distressed or would like some support, we encourage you to reach out to the Butterfly National Helpline.