National Eating Disorders Association

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  1. My Fighting Spirit

    ... meal replacement drinks with as many calories as he could find!   A couple of years have now passed, and so much has changed. I am now getting the help I need for my eating disorder. I go to individual therapy weekly, group ...

  2. A Mother's Day Message

    ... At NEDA, we know it can be frustrating when you want to help your child, but don’t know where to start. In an attempt to address some ... locate  treatment options in your area, or help you find answers to any questions you may have. If you are a mother (or ...

  3. The Un-edited Version of My Life

    ... and soul got separated and as I felt stuck- I know I can find it again.  The tailcoat I was chasing was an illusion; a cloak being ... front of me by an eating disorder.  I caught it with some help and now I am turning around, ready to take a new path.      I have ...

  4. Dear Leon: How Can I Develop a Positive Body Image As a Gender Non-Conforming Person?

    ... you haven’t tried before due to the gender binary can help you find new interests. You can also try taking on a different name and pronouns ...

  5. Dear Melody: How Can I Talk to My Child About Their Eating Disorder?

    ... dietitians, are commenting on what they aren’t doing well. Find anything that you can observe that is a healthy choice for them (depending ... treatment, it is the whole family system, which may serve to help them feel both supported and less identified as the “problem,” which ...

  6. 5 Ways Health Education Can Better Portray Living with an Eating Disorder

    ... any population. It is important that students are able to find content that displays people like themselves, whether it be people of ... the teen is first starting to accept their illness and seek help, which miss the opportunity to tell the stories of those in recovery and ...

  7. How I Became an Advocate for Eating Disorder Legislation in Ohio

    ... to us about them? Why did many friends of mine not get help until later in life? Something has to change. So, when I started interning ... to get this legislation introduced, I conducted research to find a legislative sponsor who would introduce it. I reached out to a few ...

  8. Finding Light in The Darkness

    ... made fun of by my peers. My mother thought that she would help me by putting me on that first diet. I lost a significant amount of weight ... it that I didn't even know who I was, I didn't want to find out. December 29th of 2010 I became very ill. My husband took me to the ...

  9. A Scale Can't Measure the Severity of Your Eating Disorder

    ... ‘together,’ but inside I was slowly killing myself to find perfection. For nearly 15-years, I struggled in complete silence. Too ashamed to ask for help because I did not fit what I thought an eating disorder was. My symptoms ...

  10. Digesting the Truth

    ... my years trapped in the bowels of my eating disorder I still find my recovery nothing short of a miracle. I can hit the rewind button and ... I tried I couldn’t become abstinent on my own. I needed help. Eventually, on my knees, emotionally, physically and mentally crippled I ...

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