Eating Disorders

#NEDAwareness Week: 5 Common Misconceptions about Eating Disorders

Are you perplexed by who can get an eating disorder, what causes an eating disorder to develop, and other aspects of this condition? Your confusion is likely due to the plethora of inaccuracies that are spread about eating disorders. In honor of National Eating Disorders Awareness Week, held from February 25th to March 3rd, here…

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#NEDAwareness Week: Lessons from Recovery

I stare at the walls of my room, covered in pictures yet somehow appearing blanker than ever before. Nights have always been comforting, a time where I am guaranteed to be alone and can linger aimlessly into nothingness. I am numb. The sound of my stomach growling is a lullaby to my ears, only to…

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Disordered Eating vs. Eating Disorders

This is part 2 of a two-part series on eating disorders. It can often be confusing to know the difference between disordered eating and eating disorders. Though the two sound very similar, they have very different meanings and effects on those that exhibit the signs of each. Disordered eating is not a diagnosable mental illness,…

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How to Help a Friend With an Eating Disorder

This is part 1 of a two-part series on eating disorders. It can certainly be difficult when a loved one is struggling with an eating disorder. We often find ourselves not knowing what to say or do. All we want to do is help, but we can become so afraid of saying or doing the…

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#EDAW: How to Be There for Someone with an Eating Disorder

National Eating Disorder Awareness Week is February 22-28. All week long, we’re bringing you blog posts specifically on eating disorder awareness and recovery. Eating disorders are complex mental health issues that have serious physical health implications. No one deals with their eating disorder in the same way, but here are some general tips for being…

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