Skip to main content

Posts Tagged “Family”

October 19, 2017

Creating an Identity Outside My Eating Disorder

**Content warning: This is one person’s story; everyone will have unique experiences in recovery and beyond. Some stories may mention eating disorder thoughts, behaviors, and symptoms. Please use your discretion when reading and speak with your support system as needed.    

Megan Haskins has completed intensive programming at The Emily Program and is a wife and mommy to triplets.

Who was I from the ages of 16-28 while in my eating disorder?
Who have I become these last three years?
Is the person I was before my eating disorder the same person I am now?

October 10, 2017

4 Ways To Get Help for Your Loved One

A hard truth is that a person struggling with an eating disorder is often blind to the illness. This is true particularly if that person has body image issues or body distortions, common symptoms of anorexia and bulimia. Therefore, it can be difficult to share what you are observing with your loved one.

May 8, 2017

A Shout-out to Family and Friends Supporters

Thank you for being a support person. For understanding. For speaking up. For listening without judgment. For learning about a complex illness. For being there to make someone laugh during a tough moment. For just being there.

November 17, 2016

Thanksgiving Tips

Today’s nutrition blog focuses on the approaching Thanksgiving holiday.

March 8, 2016

Free Support for Support People

Getting treatment and having a strong support system at home is instrumental for individuals seeking recovery from their eating disorders. We strongly encourage families and friends to be active in their loved one’s journey, but that can also come with its own set of frustrations and feelings of being overwhelmed.

November 30, 2015

#ThanksgivingSupport Wrap-Up

We hope our tips and ideas were helpful for anyone who struggles with an eating disorder and all support people who celebrated Thanksgiving last week. If your family or friends haven’t celebrated yet, we are here for you. Feel free to check out all of our staff’s #ThanksgivingSupport suggestions here.

Get help. Find hope.