National Eating Disorders Association

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  1. 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 ...

  2. 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 ...

  3. "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 ...

  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. Decentering the Narrative: Trans Folks, Body Image, and EDs

    ... failed them, and so are less likely to reach out for help even when possible.  Additionally, even when trans individuals can and do ... exist, and we need and deserve to have our stories told, to find support and community, and to have access to treatment that is sensitive ...

  7. How Can Eating Disorders Professionals Better Serve the Autistic Community?

    ... with my first child that I finally felt like someone would help me obtain nutrition (for the sake of the baby) because I developed ... comforting stim is in the texture of various foods, and they find that they gravitate towards these foods daily (sometimes several times ...

  8. 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 ...

  9. 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 ...

  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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