I'm Isabella, Belle or Bella for short, a twenty year old from the NSW Central Coast. I'm a nurse, nanny and am passionate about raising awareness about mental illness.
Why I created Belles Recovery Project
I have struggled with mental health problems since I was young. I developed a eating disorder, suffered with self harm, and later depression and anxiety. I understand how difficult living with a mental illness can be, its taken a lot of hard work, love, support and understanding to get where I am today, where I am recovered from my eating disorder, no longer self harm and manage my mental health problems, but I know that not everyone has a good support network and access to treatment.
I started working at Headspace, and hearing what other young people were going through I wanted to help educate people and mental health, and provide information for other people struggling. I want to raise awareness about mental illness and encourage people to get help.
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I worked with The Butterfly Foundation for an interview about eating disorders and self harm on the ABC's 7:30 report n 2013. You can view the interview by following the link below.