Food: love it or hate it, there's no getting away from the fact that we all need to eat it and that we all have complex and at times difficult relationships with it.
Published author Susanna Kaysen, wrote of her experience in a psychiatric institution in 1960`s America, in her book titled “Girl Interrupted”. At the age of 18 Susanna spent almost 2 years in a psychiatric hospital, on a ward specifically for teen age girls. This frank memoir, illustrates how mental health was treated in 60`s America. [...]
A recent workshop at Marple Cross on the links between our early emotional lives and later issues with food and eating has generated a lot of interest. From secret eaters to ice-cream addicts, some of the experiences shared were very revealing and stimulated a great deal of debate.