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thirdwheelED - Partners in Love & Recovery

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Jamie Bushell, thirdwheelED

Undoubtedly, one of the first questions we are asked when people meet us is, “Is it weird to have the same name?” quickly followed by, “Do you spell it the same way?” To answer your questions, “no and yes, respectively”. Together we are collectively referred to as “The Jamies”, and individually our nicknames are CJ (Cousin Jamie) and OJ (Other Jamie, that’s me!).  

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Strategies for Recovery: Defeating Stigma

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Loretta Jay, Executive Director of B Stigma-Free

The challenge to overcome an eating disorder persists. It’s no wonder. Shame and embarrassment permeate our language and feelings, and hinder treatment. Stigma. Whether imparted by others, or self-inflicted, it sticks – but only if we let it. To get out of this mindset let’s explore the underpinnings of its existence.

Attribution Theory

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Stories of Hope Round-Up

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NEDA Communications Team

Our Stories of Hope are meant to explore the many different paths and journeys in the road to recovery. Each person has a different experience to share, creating insights and experiences for others to feel inspired from. The Stories of Hope remind us that full recovery is possible, and there is help and support available to those struggling with an eating disorder. Here are some of our favorite quotes of recovery from the writers. 

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10 Ways to Add Sparkle to your Fourth of July

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NEDA Communications Team

A celebration of Independence from ED! Here are 10 tips to make sure your Fourth of July is a step forward in your recovery.  1. Make a plan- Most of the stress surrounding holidays is the fear of the unknown. Come together with your support system and create a plan for the day. What is on the agenda? When will you be eating? Who will be there? At most times, it is best to find the strength in the unknown, especially during recovery, but on a holiday where the stress is developed from many other issues it is best to have it all (if not, most) figured out.

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American Medical Association Calls for Insurance Coverage for Eating Disorders

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Parth Patel, Legislative Policy Intern

The American Medical Association voiced its support for “equal health care access and payment for eating disorders” in an announcement last week. The AMA acknowledged that, despite various federal laws requiring parity in coverage of eating disorders, many payers and health plans do not offer equal payment for eating disorders, barring many from receiving necessary health care. The AMA urged for parity in coverage while lamenting that treatment decision are so often made by insurance companies rather than health professionals.

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Where my BRUHS at!

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Matt Shepherd

What up Bruh! If you are a man with an eating disorder and you are reading this, you are not alone. No really, 10 million of us actually. Most likely at some point I was over exercising next to you at the gym, or I was in line behind you at the grocery store buying my binge foods. I may have even compared my body to yours due to my poor body image. You probably walked past me when I was morbidly obese. Perhaps what I’m saying is making someone feel uncomfortable. Sorry….”Trigger Warning. These issues may cause discomfort. Please read at your own discretion.

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Eating Disorders in the LGBTQ Community

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By NEDA Communications Team

In the US, more than 8 million people identify as gay, lesbian or bisexual and 700,000 people identify as transgender. In this installment of the Parent, Family and Friends Network Webinar Series, eating disorder specialists and advocates explain eating disorders among the LGBTQ Community. Presenters Chase Bannister, Troy Roness and Ryan Sallans explain misconceptions on the issue, as well stereotypical social norms, and discrimination felt towards people with eating disorders.

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Filmmaker Tchaiko Omawale is Opening a Conversation about Black Women and Eating Disorders

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Pooja Patel, Proud2Bme Contributor

The first thing you notice about up-and-coming filmmaker Tchaiko Omawale is her vibrant blue hair; the second thing you notice, much like her hair, is the infectious yet subtle smile spread across her face. When she speaks, she pulls you, as if she is an old childhood friend who helped you navigate your first awkward crush.

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A Recap of World Eating Disorder Action Day 2016

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NEDA Staff

The first ever World Eating Disorder Action Day was held June 2nd, 2016 as a part of a global activist movement to raise awareness of eating disorders. This campaign was developed by a diverse group of activists representing affected individuals, parents/caregivers and professionals in the eating disorders field. Leading the efforts was a steering committee of 15 individuals from across the world, including NEDA’s own Yasemin Merwede!

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Body Shaming, Bullying and Eating Disorders - A Twitter Chat

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NEDA Staff

In honor of World Eating Disorders Action Day, NEDA is hosting a Twitter chat to explore the relationship between body shaming, bullying and eating disorders. Join us Thursday, June 2nd at 1PM ET and follow #WeDoAct

Body Shaming, Bullying and Eating Disorders

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