An estimated 45,000 people in N.Ireland have an eating disorder, yet only around 400 receive treatment.
It costs 2 million a year for services here yet another 2 million needs spent to send people to wnglanEfor treatment. Services here in N.Ireland are not working effectively, people are being failed and unfortunately in the case of Sophie, dying as a result.
Her family fought for years for services and faced obstacle and obstacle. Early intervention is key and if you go to your GP for help you deserve help. No other illness only receives intervention when you are deemed sick enough.
However many who desperately need help are denied and people are dying as a result. When is sick, sick enough?
Sophie was denied care, deemed not sick enough. She died due to such attitudes. We need change in NI. We need it now. No-one else should have to die before this change happens. No other family should be forced to face such grief.
Our MLAs could do somwsomet, our MPs could do something.
Don't be silent, let's make this thunderclap sound around N.Ireland. Enough is Enough