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“Come As You Are” This National Eating Disorders Awareness Week

…of 1001 other things you “should” do first. Besides, you’re not sure you’re “sick enough” anyway. Your disorder feels “less than” because it’s less known. BED, OSFED, or ARFID. Maybe it’s atypical or subthreshold. You aren’t a young, white, straight, cisgender, non-disabled woman. And frankly, sometimes you just feel “too…


Owning My Story

…and observing and encouraging me to have an intake done (this was after having gone to that support group for my friend). I had a clinical director and therapist tell me I needed residential care. I was completely beside myself. I did not understand. I was not “sick enough”, or…



…independence from her eating disorder and how you can too. Buy Goodbye Ed, Hello Me By Jenni Schaefer Recover from your eating disorder and fall in love with life. Buy Sick Enough: A Guide to the Medical Complications of Eating Disorders By Jennifer L. Gaudiani, MD, CEDS, FAED Sick Enough


You Don’t Have to Suffer in Secret

…get sick. Eating disorders are brain-based, biological illnesses that are affected by environmental, genetic, socioeconomic, and social forces (and much more!). Having an eating disorder does not mean that an individual has made the choice to be sick, has behavior problems, or has a lack of willpower. Having an eating…


What Taylor Swift’s Documentary Can Teach about Eating Disorders

…stereotypical image of those affected by eating disorders. But we can take a more nuanced look at the lived illness and recovery experience by examining the way she described hers in Miss Americana. Here we eschew pictures of Swift at her thinnest and references to her size at her sickest….


How to Talk to Your Adult Child About Their Eating Disorder

…address common eating disorder thoughts you might hear: Your child: “I’m not sick enough.” You: “‘Sick enough’ is a myth; if you are struggling, you deserve care.” Your child: “I can fix this on my own.” You: “Eating disorders are complex illnesses that require specialty treatment. You do not have…


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