BrazenGrowth exists to educate and encourage people to break the stigma on mental health issues.

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Get out of Jail – Move On

In Greek tradition, yesterday was my name day. Eleni. When I had my first business cards printed about four years …Read More

Profile PhotoEleni PsillakisMay 22, 2019

Bodybuilding and Eating Disorders

As a sport where men and women are judged on body shape, size, muscularity, leanness and conditioning, bodybuilding competition requires …Read More

Profile PhotoEleni PsillakisMarch 8, 2019

It’s an Inside Job – What is your blindfold?

How dependant have we become on our ‘devices’? The world wide web has enabled us to be outside our immediate …Read More

Profile PhotoEleni PsillakisDecember 2, 2018

Deception before the Scale – Thoughts Behind the Number

It starts with a thought. Just one thought. For French woman Isabel Caro that thought was ‘ I weigh more …Read More

Profile PhotoEleni PsillakisOctober 19, 2018

Kerrie Speaks … on the devastating loss of her two sons to suicide.

Kerrie’s story clearly shows why Australians for Mental Health are lobbying for better mental health care services and treatment. This …Read More

Profile PhotoEleni PsillakisAugust 13, 2018

Eating Disorders and Implications for the Fitness Industry

I had the honour of presenting a 90min lecture at Filex 2017 on “Identifying and Managing Clients with Eating Disorders …Read More

Profile PhotoEleni PsillakisAugust 12, 2018

Perfectionism and Eating Disorders

Perfectionism in psychology is defined as a personality trait in which a person strives for ‘flawlessness’. This striving is accompanied by …Read More

Profile PhotoEleni PsillakisAugust 12, 2018

Shame, Self-worth and Promiscuity

How many times have you found yourself in a cycle of doing things to make you feel better because you …Read More

Profile PhotoEleni PsillakisAugust 12, 2018

Flexible Dieting and Eating Disorders

Recovery from an eating disorder or disordered eating involves so much more than just addressing diet. They are such complex …Read More

Profile PhotoEleni PsillakisAugust 11, 2018

Professor Patrick McGorry Speaks about the Need to Mend our Broken System

You may need to use headphones to hear this clearly and I apologise as I just used my phone to …Read More

Profile PhotoEleni PsillakisAugust 9, 2018

BrazenGrowth exists to educate and encourage people to break the stigma on mental health issues. BrazenGrowth seeks to inspire people to face and overcome challenges boldly and unashamedly.

The Butterfly Foundation offers telephone and email support for those with eating disorders and their family and friends. This confidential and supportive counselling service is available on 1800 ED HOPE (1800 33 4673) or at

For resources and a list of eating disorder coordinators for health care, please visit Centre for Eating and Dieting Disorders website at:
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