Archive for the ‘Eating Disorders’ Category
If we as professionals and parents do not start changing and protecting our youngsters, who will do it? Dr. Eva Trujillo explains why we (the world) cannot afford to wait in addressing eating disorders. When my friend June Alexander asked..
I would not be alive today if I hadn’t found peer support for both my eating disorder as well as PTSD. – Jenni Schaefer Light from a bonfire broke through the dark of night. Thunder loomed in the distance as a..
Many people with an eating disorder suffer alone, sometimes until it’s too late to survive, let alone thrive. Therapist Jacki LaRusso explains why we can’t afford to wait in recognizing symptom diversity. Young, thin, white, female, and afraid to gain..
I was labeled the Anorexic in room #5. I have a name and it’s NOT Anorexia. I have passions, dreams, and a purpose and I am NOT defined by a diagnosis. Read Carey Cronin-Guevara’s story in support of World Eating..
We can dedicate our careers to developing all manner of effective treatments, but if at the end of the day they are not reaching the vast majority of people who need them, what impact have we had? – AED President, S...
Watching a daughter suffer daily with an eating disorder spurred Israel mom, Judy Krasna, to channel her anxiety into global advocacy, helping others however she can. After years of parent blaming culture and the use of non-evidence-based treatment for eating..
“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it’s the only thing that ever has.” Thought One This statement by famed anthropologist Margaret Mead was always the tag line to my friend Dr...
Your story counts: Rachel Egan (UK) shares her personal experience in addressing the World Eating Disorders Action Day theme “Eating Disorders: We Can’t Afford to Wait”. We know that speedy access to eating disorder treatment offers the best chance of..
I have exciting news. My 19-year-old parrot, Pearl, has become an official Emotional Support Animal (ESA). He has the certificate, the badge, the letter from my doctor – he is the whole real deal. ESAs have been getting a bad..
In 2004 the book Life Without Ed boosted my efforts in gaining reconnection with ‘me’. I had been ‘lost’ for 44 years with an eating disorder and, within 12 months of reading this book, I was ‘found’. In 2014, author Jenni Schaefer released a 10th Anniversary..