In the clip, you can hear Sofia tell her story.

It all started in high school.

Sofia went through a tough period after she broke up with her then-boyfriend, and at school she was assigned to record what she ate and exercised in a logbook.

- Somewhere I slipped over the fact that I started doing it compulsively, says Sofia.

Got help

Step by step the disease took over her life and she was diagnosed with anorexia nervosa.

She doesn't remember everything from this period, but describes how she landed at rock bottom.

But she got help – and tools to help her fight the eating disorder.

She still had the joy of life, and with the help of school, psychiatry and her parents was able to find motivation to turn her life around.

- The key to recovery is different for everyone, but I think getting support early on is really important, she says.

More and more children and young people are now seeking care for an eating disorder, and the care is primarily seeing an increase in the number of forced admissions.

"Can get well"

Now she is 29 years old, and has been healthy for a long time.

In recent years, she has instead experienced how several relatives have also been affected.

Together with her own experiences, it drives her to get involved in the support association Frisk & Fri to inspire others to a healthier life - and encourage those who suffer in silence to seek help from those around them:

- It is a struggle to get healthy, and it is important to separate between your own identity and the eating disorder, and dare to face the anxiety.

Anxiety is really hard, and it can feel like you don't want to live anymore.

But with time it gets better, says Sofia Rydh.