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NEDA Continues Legacy of Weight Stigma Awareness Week
By Chevese Turner, Chief Policy & Strategy Officer

NEDA’s merger with BEDA last fall was an important step toward unifying the eating disorders community and improving access to services and support across the entire spectrum of these illnesses. NEDA is committed to continuing many of the contributions BEDA made to the eating disorders field. Today, we are excited to announce the continuation of Weight Stigma Awareness Week which was established in 2011. 

A Light in the Darkness – How You Can Play a Role in Suicide Prevention
By Alyssa Kalata, PhD

This blog post is sponsored by Veritas Collaborative.

September is Suicide Prevention Month, and now more than ever, we need to examine how we can each play a role in decreasing suicide rates in the United States and beyond. 

Suicide is the 10th leading cause of death in the United States and on average, 129 individuals die by suicide each day. Individuals diagnosed with eating disorders are particularly vulnerable, with suicide rates for this population up to 31 times more than the suicide rate for the general population. 

Why Walk? An Empowerment Philosophy at Work!
By Caroline Neumann, PSYD, MFT

This blog post is sponsored by EDCare.

When it comes to eating disorder treatment, recovery is the goal. Equipping oneself with adequate tools and skills is necessary to maintain long-term eating disorder recovery. 

In support of NEDA Walks across the United States, we walk to show long-term eating disorder recovery is possible!  Here is how you can incorporate important recovery principles when you attend your local NEDA Walk. 

Dating in the LGBTQ+ Community: Perspective from a Guy in Recovery
By Ryan Sheldon, NEDA Ambassador

In this day and age with all the apps, dating has become mainstream. But, while it’s become extremely accessible for all communities, it’s also become ever fleeting. You meet someone and there’s one thing you don’t like about them, so you go on the apps and continue to swipe. This could lead to a date that night. Now imagine this scenario, but add in the fact that I am in recovery from an eating disorder and struggle with body image issues—that’s a whole other can of worms.