NEDA Blog

Major Legislative Victory in Missouri!

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Kerry Dolan, STAR Program Manager

The Missouri General Assembly has passed SB 145, important legislation which, if signed by Governor Nixon, will require health benefit plans to cover the diagnosis and treatment of eating disorders in the state. 

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Nine Truths about Eating Disorders

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Various Authors

Truth #1: You can’t tell by looking at someone whether they have an eating disorder.

Truth #2: Families are not to blame.

Truth #3: Families can be the patients’ best allies in treatment.

Truth #4: Eating disorders are not choices, but serious biologically-influenced mental illnesses.

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Would I benefit from calling the NEDA Helpline?

By: 
Lauren Smolar, Helpline Manager

Wondering if you could benefit from calling NEDA's confidential, toll-free Helpline? Check out some common scenarios below to find out the answer to the question...would I benefit from calling the NEDA Helpline?

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Lynn Grefe will be greatly missed...

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NEDA Staff

 

 

UPDATE: Memorial Service Planned
Celebration of Life in Honor of Lynn Grefe
Saturday, June 6, 2015 at 10:00 AM
Church of the Good Shepherd
1576 Palisade Ave
Fort Lee, NJ 07024
Memorial Service Notice

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The Truth about Eating Disorders in the Military

By: 
Brendan Egan, Communications Intern

When Dr. Theresa Larson was in the Marines, she began to suffer from an eating disorder. For fear of losing her job, she looked towards outside help that told her what she already knew; she could not open up about her disease. She continued to stay in the military, but when she realized she needed to get help, and opened up, she received backlash rather than help. Larson was questioned about her disease, and was unable to obtain help that understood her disease. She was discharged and was sent to doctors, but none of them specialized in eating disorders.

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Sexual Assault and Body Image: Hope, Healing and 3 Common Myths

By: 
August McLaughlin

Nearly one in five women and one in 71 men report being raped at some point in their lives, according to the Center for Disease Control. Given the shame and other complexities that keep many victims from reporting the crimes, these numbers are likely lowball—and don’t include other kinds of sexual violence, such as unwanted sexual touch.

Along with other challenging and potentially debilitating effects of sexual assault comes a high risk for poor body image, disordered eating and full-fledged eating disorders. 

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Join the Proud2Bme 5 Day Photo Challenge!

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Jasmin Garcia, for Proud2Bme

For the week of April 27th–May 1st, the CSU Northridge Proud2Bme On Campus team has created a 5 Day Photo Challenge activity on social media. The idea came about after a successful week of campus events during NEDAwareness week.

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The Body Project: Increasing Body Acceptance in High School Students!

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Chelsea Kronengold, Body Project Program Coordinator

In the United States, 30 million people will struggle with an eating disorder at some point in their lives. More than half of teen girls and nearly a third of teen boys are engaging in unhealthy weight control behaviors. Given these startling numbers, we at NEDA believe that early intervention and prevention is crucial, which is why we recently launched an eating disorder prevention and early intervention program: The Body Project.

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The Road Within: An Interview with Gren Wells

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Emma Shakarshy, Proud2Bme Youth Outreach Coordinator

At Proud2Bme, we're tired of narratives that portray young people with mental illness as helpless victims. We're tired of one-dimensional characters and after-school specials.

So when we heard about Gren Wells's directorial debut film, The Road Within, which comes out this Friday, we were immediately excited by this refreshing take on an issue we've seen mishandled time and time again.

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