Our community

Progress Me is the result of a personal fight. A fight against a terrible disease that far too many people, especially young people, suffer from – eating disorders. When I was 15, I developed an eating disorder that changed my entire life. I tried several methods to try to get out of it, but nothing worked.

When I instead started working on focusing on my self-esteem and my self-confidence, it suddenly became different. I began to immerse myself in behavior change and focused on linking this to strengthening my inner core, and it paid off. By strengthening my self-esteem and self-confidence, I was able to get out of my eating disorder.

After defeating my own eating disorder, a longing came to help others in the same situation and then the idea of ​​Progress Me was born. Progress Me works actively to strengthen young people who have, or have had, some form of eating disorder. We focus on self-esteem and self-confidence and use evidence-based methods.

We do this both in digital format, via a mobile application, but also through one webforum where our users can get help and support from others in the same situation. Today I have a team consisting of b.la. behavioral scientists and CBT therapists who are passionate about this subject at least as much as I am. You are welcome to contact us if you have any questions, we are here for you.

Petronella Gustafsson, founder & CEO

Our vision

Mental illness among young people is a large and growing problem, over 30 percent of girls and 16 percent of boys aged 15-25 feel mentally ill. Of the 1,800 suicides committed each year, the majority are committed by a person under the age of 25. The need for different methods to reduce mental illness among young people is therefore great. Many of the mental illnesses e.g. eating disorders and compulsive behaviors, can be attributed to a basically low self-esteem, poor self-esteem and weak self-image.

We work to ensure that every young person receives the help they need and to be a support to parents and relatives. Our vision is to reduce the gap between primary care and specialist care. We strive for young people to receive help early on to build up their self-esteem and thereby reduce the risk of young people developing an eating disorder. 

Together against eating disorders!?