Recovery

5 Myths About Men with Eating Disorders

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Jason Deng

In his song with Lil Wayne, “Nothing But Trouble,” Charlie Puth sings, “These Instagram models are nothing but trouble.” The song’s about the dangers of judging a book by its cover (i.e. judging someone by their IG pics). It’s about the unhealthy emphasis our generation places on physical appearance. And it’s primarily about women. 

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Dear Chase: What Resources are Available for Men with Eating Disorders?

Chase Bannister is the founder, senior vice president and chief strategy & clinical integrity officer for Veritas Collaborative, a specialty hospital system for the treatment of eating disorders in a gender-diverse and inclusive environment. He is credentialed as a certified eating disorder specialist by the International Association of Eating Disorders Professionals and is a licensed clinical social worker.

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Friday Links: When Does Working Out Become an Addiction?

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Diana Denza, Communications Associate

From suicide prevention measures to celebrities calling out their body-shamers, this week was full of important stories.

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Male Eating Disorder Activism Takes Flight

By: 
Carl Derry

The study and treatment of eating disorders is woefully lacking, especially for men. The majority of Americans think this is a woman’s disease, but statistics show that 10 million men in the United States will suffer from a clinically significant eating disorder at some time in their life. 

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Dear Melody: My Boss Won’t Stop Making Body-Shaming Comments. Help!

“Monthly Matters with Melody” is a monthly advice column by Dr. Melody Moore, a clinical psychologist, yoga instructor and the founder of the Embody Love Movement Foundation. Her foundation is a non-profit whose mission is to empower girls and women to celebrate their inner beauty, commit to kindness and contribute to meaningful change in the world. Dr. Moore is a social entrepreneur who trains facilitators on how to teach programs to prevent negative body image and remind girls and women of their inherent worth.

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Friday Links: Don’t Be Ashamed of Not Exercising

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Diana Denza, Communications Associate

From inspirational open letters to discussions about fat acceptance, this week was full of important eating disorder-related stories. Check out our top picks below!

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What it’s Like to Struggle with Bipolar Disorder and an Eating Disorder

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Dana Land

If you were to take a look at any of my social media accounts, you would find a few common factors: cute photos of my puppy and cat snuggling, posts about the funny things that the children I nanny say and posts of gratitude toward my loving support system.

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The Dangers of Being Over-Confident in Recovery

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Katrin Alyss

I understand the dangers of being over-confident in recovery. During late 2003, I became over-confident to the point of thinking I was over my eating disorder.

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5 Things My Daughter’s Struggle Taught Me About Eating Disorder Recovery

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Bonnie Fetch

Every eating disorder story is unique. My story starts with having the baby girl of my dreams after having four boys in the family. She was nurtured, loved, smart, beautiful, athletic, more privileged than my other children and the product of a loving home environment.  

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Living Without Shame: How I Recovered from My Eating Disorder and Addiction

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Kelsi Cronkright

For me, substance abuse goes hand in hand with my eating disorder. Also, and more importantly, I believe substance abuse needs to be a part of the conversation. Addicts have been beaten down and made to believe they are unworthy of social acceptance. Due to this lack of understanding, my confidence has taken a serious turn for the worse. 

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