National Eating Disorders Association

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  1. School & Community

    ... awareness, each of us can make a difference. Below, you’ll find resources that will help you plan educational events and activities in your community.  Eating ...

  2. Dear Melody: Can I Separate My Gender Identity from My Body Image Issues?

    ... friend Teo Drake, a queer and trans spiritual activist, for help in answering your question. He shared with me that it isn't uncommon for ... over the course of a lifetime." The place to start is to find a therapist and supportive community that can both support you in finding ...

  3. Are American Job Listings Potentially Triggering for Those in Recovery?

    ... distressed. The fact is that job seekers who struggle to find the right job are vulnerable to depression, fear, and low self-esteem. ... not cool. Actually, it can be rewarding and satisfying to help others excel. The National Eating Disorders Association (NEDA) reminds its ...

  4. How Activism Helped Me Recover

    ... kind of related programming on my campus, thinking I would find the community I was looking for there. To my surprise, on NYU’s ... out loud. I learned that talking about it could actually help. In creating the space for people to talk about eating disorders and body ...

  5. Perspectives on Diversity and Being Marginalized from Both Sides of the Couch

    ... to my struggle: admitting I have a problem and then seeking help. In addition, during the entire time while in treatment I most always was ... important for all therapists to be cognizant? I often find myself living in a bubble of “therapy is great, everyone benefits from ...

  6. NEDAwareness Week 2015 Recap!

    ... age, gender, or sexuality. Anyone can be affected. With the help of Dagan VanDemark, Founder/Director of T-FFED: Trans Folx Fighting Eating ... on weight loss has. About 35% of “normal” dieters find themselves progressing to disordered eating. In a nation that has made $60 ...

  7. Fostering Body Positivity in Children

    ... In my practice, as well as in my personal life, I find it helpful to focus on the function of our bodies and how food is a source ... they are long and they connect to my hands, and my hands help me hold markers so I can color.”   I often ask my daughter and ...

  8. Join the Pro-Recovery Movement!

    ... Movement throughout social media sites that would help eating disorder sufferers find hope, health and healing through positive imagery, posts, and the like.  ...

  9. Eatings Disorders vs. Disordered Eating: What's the Difference?

    ... It does not interfere with their lives; they are able to find food they’re comfortable with at any restaurant, and there is no desire ... but also for individuals who are unsure about what type of help they might need. There are three key factors: behaviors, obsession, and ...

  10. Catching the NEDA ‘Bug’

    ... I love attending eating disorder conferences because they help me feel good! I am into celebrating life, and it feels good to know that ... life - these are the gems that I have found, and continue to find at each conference I attend. Join me in Washington at the orientation ...

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