Our family’s story of our 13-year-old daughter’s recovery from anorexia with Family Based Treatment (FBT)

By Anonymous My daughter had a brain tumor at age 2 that caused morning vomiting through age 6.* She survived due to early intervention that included craniotomies and physical therapy. She was diagnosed with social anxiety at age 6. She refused to drink water at school because she did not want to use the bathroom … Continue reading Our family’s story of our 13-year-old daughter’s recovery from anorexia with Family Based Treatment (FBT)

My adult child hid her eating disorder from me for decades – here is what I would change about how I raised her

by Anonymous My sweet girl slipped right through my fingers. A lovely, well-adjusted child right up until puberty began at about 11 years old, she spent her adolescence and young adulthood battling an eating disorder that I didn't even know about. I missed the symptoms and cries for help, and I'm still struggling with my … Continue reading My adult child hid her eating disorder from me for decades – here is what I would change about how I raised her

An eating disorder is more than a weight-based illness, by Therese Roeser

I was raised in a home where there seemed to exist a great deal of permission around food.  There was a large variety of food available in our pantry and refrigerator. Friends would flock to our house to eat “sugary” cereal and “junk” food.  In addition, appealing, balanced meals were served on a predictable schedule. … Continue reading An eating disorder is more than a weight-based illness, by Therese Roeser

What I wish my parents knew about eating disorders, by Gillian Elizabeth

This article is part of our "My Story" series written by people who have experienced eating disorders. I wish we could talk about it When I was struggling with an eating disorder my parents seemed to avoid the subject. My dad responded to people that asked about my sudden and dramatic weight loss by saying … Continue reading What I wish my parents knew about eating disorders, by Gillian Elizabeth

Longing to be seen. Wishing to be held. Kristen’s story about her eating disorder

My eating disorder began when I was 18. At the time of its initial inception, I would have met the criteria for anorexia but, by the time I entered treatment some 20 years later, my diagnosis was bulimia. Either way, I had an eating disorder that had consumed most of my adult life. During a … Continue reading Longing to be seen. Wishing to be held. Kristen’s story about her eating disorder

My story: life in the fitness industry after an eating disorder, by Kortney Karnok

Health at Every Size and Eating DisordersI feel like I have lived my whole life in the framework of having an eating disorder. It was my identity above all else. It was a label I started to identify with as a 14-year-old, after my first real “diet.” My mom was a chronic dieter, and it … Continue reading My story: life in the fitness industry after an eating disorder, by Kortney Karnok

My Story: Dieting, binge eating and purging transformed into Intuitive Eating and a mission to interrupt diet culture, by @sixmonthstosanity

As far back as I can remember, I've been aware that my body was bigger than the bodies around me. My whole family was thin. The girls around me were thin. The Disney princesses were thin. I was preoccupied with thinness. The older I got, the more I realized: so was everyone else. My parents (I … Continue reading My Story: Dieting, binge eating and purging transformed into Intuitive Eating and a mission to interrupt diet culture, by @sixmonthstosanity

What I want parents to know about supporting a child through eating disorder, from someone who has been there, by Anastasia Amour

My main advice to any parent who has a child with an eating disorder is to seek help and do so early. Seek help for your daughter, seek help for yourself. Please don't be ashamed and feel like you've done something wrong and most importantly, treat every sign as serious. Don't risk your child's life by … Continue reading What I want parents to know about supporting a child through eating disorder, from someone who has been there, by Anastasia Amour

Video Interview: a teen who recovered from her eating disorder with the love of her family

This video was provided to us by TeenzTalk.org, an organization dedicated to “creating a platform for all teens to come together in a positive environment.” Please visit the organization's website for more information and to view more videos from teens struggling with mental illness. You can also check out our interview with Nadia Ghaffari, age … Continue reading Video Interview: a teen who recovered from her eating disorder with the love of her family