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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 ...

  2. 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 ...

  3. 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 ...

  4. 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 ...

  5. 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 ...

  6. 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 ...

  7. Senate Appropriations Committee Approves DoD to Fund Eating Disorders Research for Military Members and Their Families in FY 2019 for 3rd Consecutive Year

    ... Capito said. “It’s important that we continue working to help our servicemen and women who are struggling with eating disorders, and I ... Each year, NEDA helps millions of people across the country find information and appropriate treatment resources through its toll-free, ...

  8. 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 ...

  9. Losing Control, Gaining Recovery

    ... tunnel and my friends and family have always helped me to find my way. To my parents and sister: you guys are rather crazy, but you have ... if I didn’t share my story, share my message, how can I help any other person who is in the position that I was in not too long ago? I ...

  10. Anxiety, Depression, & Obsessive Compulsive Disorder

    ... or more of the following symptoms, please seek professional help.  Risk Factors Key findings show that more than 8% of ... circumstances. However, it often takes time and patience to find the drug that works best for you. Medications are commonly prescribed ...

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