National Eating Disorders Association

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  1. 18 Inspiring NEDAwareness Messages of Hope and Recovery from Our Community

    ... process and you just need to accept it, move forward and find better ways for next time to prevent it.” 2. “To stand up and say ... as a week to reflect and love myself.” 14. “With the help of an amazing family, girlfriend, friends, and team I've been able to get ...

  2. 10 Simple Ways to Practice Self-Love

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

  3. In Remembrance: Karyn Tendler’s Story

    ... to be strong enough to share her hard-earned wisdom and help others recover. This quality was one of the most beautiful parts of her ... for a scholarship to attend the annual NEDA Conference and find the support and resources they need to try to overcome their battle. We ...

  4. There is ALWAYS Hope!

    ... live free of my eating disorder. I never imagined I could find peace with my body and freedom from the security of obsession. I spent ... fighting and it gave me the courage to finally reach out for help.  There is always the possibility of recovery; it is not easy and it is ...

  5. Former American Elite Gymnast Vanessa Atler Speaks Out About Eating Disorder

    ... most rewarding aspect of coaching has been “being able to help in the process of [the gymnasts] becoming strong, beautiful women,” says ... Atler believes that “health is number one. If you cannot find people who can support and bring you confidence in yourself, then ...

  6. Shattering 5 Common Eating Disorder Myths

    ... HAS AN EATING DISORDER BY HIS OR HER APPEARANCE. People find it striking that only in a minority of eating disorder cases is someone ... less the perceived stigma the more likely people are to seek help and the better their long-term prognosis is going to be. Not all ...

  7. Lynn Chen, Actress and Blogger

    ... of “freedom” had been planted in my brain and I would find myself on the street an hour after eating, convincing myself I just needed ... and third anniversary. I’ve gotten through it with the help of my husband and my eating disorders specialist – but also through ...

  8. "Lessons That I Wish I Knew Before" and More from Dr. Insel, Director of the NIMH

    ... the field of genetics, Dr. Insel said it was challenging to find the right sets of rules for kids so different. Both kids turned out to be ... “She came home for Thanksgiving and told us she needed help. I was a professor of psychiatry but knew no one to turn to. A private ...

  9. 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 ...

  10. 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 ...

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