Around 1 million Australians are suffering from eating disorders including bulimia, anorexia nervosa and binge-eating, yet less than a quarter of them are currently in treatment.
Samantha Powell battled anorexia nervosa for seven years, sparking a long road to recovery that was prompted by the intervention of her friends, and marked by regular appointments with doctors, dieticians and mental health specialists.
In this video, Samantha shares her journey of recovery. Registered psychologist, Amanda Lee also gives advice on how to treat eating disorders.
This story was produced as part of a third year Journalism unit at Deakin University.