National Eating Disorders Association

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  1. 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 ...

  2. 5 Things I Wish Someone Would Have Told Me in Recovery from Anorexia

    ... you don’t want people to interfere, but sometimes getting help is the best thing to do. I guarantee it helps – when I had a bad day I ... cold turkey for a few days. It is hard, but it works. I also find that changing up my exercise helps and making it fun or working out with ...

  3. Freedom and Strength

    ... I’ve even started a campaign to inspire others to get the help they need, and it’s become my absolute passion to spread the word to ... I would say the first step is to ask for and accept help. Find things in life that support you, whether that be a person, positive ...

  4. Busting the Myths About Eating Disorders

    ... disorders can be life-threatening, and many individuals find that stigma against mental illness (and eating disorders in particular) ... techniques individuals with eating disorders can learn to help manage their emotions and keep behaviors from returning. Early ...

  5. Become Your Own St. Valentine: 5 Ways to Love Your SELF

    ... energy into articulating the wonder of you instead. If you find that challenging, make a list of your life’s blessings. Studies ... first and foremost holds merit, but assisting others can help get us there. Volunteer work can serve as a healthy distraction from ...

  6. Breaking Free Of Anorexia

    ... Step by step, word by word, tear by tear, I began to find healing. This was a good start, but I need to do much more to recover. I ... them handy, and I taped some around my full length mirror to help me specifically confront the body image issue. I hadn’t been willing to ...

  7. Day 2 of the NEDA Conference: A Moving Family Panel and Insights on Males with Eating Disorders

    ... He talked about his family’s difficulty in finding support throughout his daughter’s illness as well as his personal desire to continue to learn more about the disease and help other families find the resources they need to build a successful recovery. Emily ...

  8. Hope at Every Age (or: Freedom at Every Age)

    ... mental illness often don’t understand what it is like and find it difficult to relate. Some family members may struggle to cope with the ... of eleven remained buried in my troubled mind and needed help to emerge from the prison of my illness. Many medications were prescribed ...

  9. 2014 LA Artist Initiative NEDA Walk

    ... for his book, Shattered Image, and his continued support and help for raising awareness with body dysmorphic disorder (BDD) and eating ... out of me and causes me at times to become very vain, but I find great joy and satisfaction in helping others and seeing other people rise ...

  10. 3 Lessons I Learned in the Early Stages of Eating Disorder Recovery

    ... a demon in the eye. In order to face that demon, I needed help, and that’s where my support system, my faith and my will to live came ... with your recovery journey, visit the NEDA website to find resources and support groups near you or call the National Eating ...

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