Alix Earle got the ‘opposite’ reaction from what she expected after revealing eating disorder

I recently read an article about Alix Earle, a young woman who spoke out about her eating disorder in the hope that it would help others. However, instead of the support she was expecting, she received a lot of backlash and criticism from her friends and family. This is so disheartening and it really speaks to the lack of understanding and empathy that still exists around mental health issues. I think it’s so important that we normalize conversations about mental health and create a safe space to talk about these issues without fear of judgement. We must also educate ourselves and others about the signs and symptoms of mental health issues and create an understanding and supportive environment.