National Eating Disorders Association

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  1. Finding Me: Discovering My Transgender Identity

    ... I grew up in a small farming community and struggled to find a place where I felt accepted by anyone, since my baggy pants, untucked ... than his kid. Because of my experiences, I work hard to help support and build self-confidence with youth while asking parents to let ...

    _admin_communic... - 06/12/2017 - 12:00pm

  2. Building Strength Out of Struggle

    ... that nobody else knew about, and that frame of mind didn't help as my disordered relationship with food and exercise got worse.  I'd ... hell. This still wasn't my rock bottom. I continued to find ways to lie to myself that it was "something else" causing all this, but ...

    _admin_communic... - 05/12/2017 - 11:12am

  3. Finding Me: Looking Past the Surface to Discover My Transgender Identity

    ... I grew up in a small farming community and struggled to find a place where I felt accepted by anyone, since my baggy pants, untucked ... than his kid. Because of my experiences, I work hard to help support and build self-confidence with youth while asking parents to let ...

    tsegarra - 10/05/2017 - 3:58pm

  4. In and Out of BED

    ... ensuing transformation that an eating disorder provokes can help uncover one’s soul’s purpose, identify underlying emotions that ... others experiencing the torture that comes with it to find their own road to transformation.   I’ve found that recovery from ...

    _admin_programs - 08/10/2015 - 5:11pm

  5. Healthy Resolve and Butterfly Wings: Starting 2014 With Hope

    ... and we know there is no rapid cure or single step assured to help all who grapple with disordered eating and body hate. But, there are ... don’t come quickly or easily but over time, all you now find daunting will evolve into glittery gold. That gold, I’ve learned, is ...

    _admin_communic... - 01/15/2015 - 3:03pm

  6. Finding The Artist Within

    ... decided to break free.  Whenever I meet someone and later find out they had an eating disorder or a close loved one has, I get goose ... to be in but you are part of it, and because of it you can help others lead lives of dignity. Such good, such redemption has come out of ...

    _admin_programs - 12/30/2013 - 10:47am

  7. 6 NEDA Writers Share What It’s Like to Live with Co-Occurring Conditions

    ... They did have a psychiatrist and I was given medication to help. I was put on two different medications to deal separately with both the ... or my depression would get so severe that I couldn’t find the energy to get out of bed at all. It felt as though I was stuck in a ...

    _admin_communic... - 02/27/2017 - 1:40pm

  8. Society Must Stop Fearing Fat

    ... if we take a step back and analyze our surroundings, we’ll find some answers. The “fat-blasting workouts,” “low-fat menu options,” ... that day. It’s an extremely long road ahead, and I want to help us get there, but I can’t be the only one. We need readers to call out ...

    _admin_communic... - 02/26/2017 - 3:55pm

  9. Pilgrimage to the Heart

    ... to my heart, I realized I had to say something and get help or else, God forbid, I could hurt someone else by my lack of attention to ... ailments, but also their mental and spiritual components, I find to be very fulfilling.  I train crossfit adaptive athletes as well as ...

    _admin_programs - 12/30/2013 - 10:44am

  10. From Struggle Comes Strength

    ... Physical Education because it is my passion and I wanted to help others. But my passion was my poison. I was enabling my eating disordered ... me throughout my recovery journey. And I was blessed to find a therapist who I was comfortable opening up to. It felt so good to talk ...

    Anonymous - 08/18/2016 - 4:53pm

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