Stories Of Hope

The path to recovery is different for everyone, and each person’s experience with an eating disorder is uniquely impacted by their many identities, including race or ethnicity, age, ability, religion, gender, and sexuality. We invite you to read these diverse Stories of Hope to gain inspiration and insights from those who have been through the difficult journey to recovery. The many stories here remind us that full recovery is possible, and there is help and support available to those struggling with an eating disorder.


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Stories of Hope

Featured Stories of Hope

But that.... Isn't... Me!
Author :Missi Gee

For more than four years, my eating disorder consumed my life. I could not go anywhere or do anything without food weighing me down. I felt like I had no place to turn to, no one in whom I could put my faith in. It gnawed at me endlessly, making me feel like I had no options. I tied my self-worth
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Another Day Forward
Author :Mary Guilbeault

In March, I celebrate ten years in recovery from my eating disorder. Ten years ago, I drove to residential treatment, scared out of my mind, but so desperate for help. My life had become completely unmanageable. The night before I left, I told my parents that imagining my life without the destruc
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The Healthier, The Happier
Author :Alexis S

“We must be willing to let go of the life we have planned, so as to have the life we that is waiting for us” People throw around the word eating disorder, way too much in today's generation. They don't understand the true serious mental illness that people live with every day that is de
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Stories Of Hope

Arden Whitehurst
Tessa Finkelstein
Lizzie Elsberg
Kelly Maze
Adrienne Stazzone
Kaitlyn Maiani
Alyson Hoy
Ali Jo Forester
Rebecca Plaza
Larissa Goldberg
Fallon Kane
Alexandra Koszeghy
Isriah Landmesser
Mary Rowen
Eric Ceballos
Stacy Pershall
Emily Zahn
Stephanie Paterson
Dr. Amba Balu
Dani Michelle
Kelly Joyce
Maria E. from Beirut, Lebanon
Natalee Davis
Melena Steffes
Laurie Glass
Hannah Cooper
Julia Gordy
Kate Bruno RD
Jack Harper
Justin Shamoun
Angela Barnett
Laura Duckworth
Barb Lano
Patrick McCaslin
Tina McGuff
Jessica Coscarelli
Rikke Thygesen
Zachary Ihli
Martha M. Muchlinski
Bohdan Harik
Kristy Butler
Brianna Haney
Carly Bitz
Nikki DuBose
Lindsey Avon
Isabel Orozco
Mandi Degner
Maria Keane
Bonnie Phillips
Lisa Guo
Annie Stewart
Camille Emily Robb
Liana Rosenman
Ericka Christina
Lauren Moss
Dr. Theresa Hornick
Anne Sophie Reinhardt
Shirley Wang
Meghan (“Meggie”) A. Feran
Debbi S.
Alyee Willets
Ava & Loretta Minett
Esteban Guijarro
Jane Hersey
Esteban Guijarro
Shanel Daudy
Alicia Cunningham
Asha Brown
Ziara Alvelo
Laura Andres
Alyssa Burns
Chevese Turner
Corazón Tierra
Elizabeth Showers
Mike Polan
Travis Mathews
Allison Kreiger
Lynn Chen