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16th May 2019

“I Wasn’t OK” Roz Purcell Shares Message Of Self Acceptance For Mental Health Awareness Month

Rebecca Keane

The model uploaded a picture comparing her current photo with an old one.

Roz Purcell marked Mental Health Awareness Week with an Instagram post of her body positivity journey.

The model and cookery author admitted to basing her self-worth on her weight and appearance in the past and shared what helped her heal her relationship between her body and food.

She said she ‘had a realisation’ that she wasn’t okay didn’t want to waste any more time hating herself.

In her post, she said, ‘I sought help through counselling (cbt) and going to a nutritionist (even though my eating disorders never really had anything to do with food it was just something I could control) it was really helpful in helping me tackle my ”fear” of certain foods and food groups.’

She said talking to her friends and family also helped her release the shame she felt, but more than anything it gave her a ‘responsibility to see it through and learn to manage it’.

She advised people to not lean into believing Instagram and other forms of social media too much as it is a ‘highlight reel, that split second you see of someone’s day, that good angle or edited photo. That’s all it is – nothing more’.

Comments on the post thanked the model for her honesty and commended her.