Eating Disorders Awareness Week: Support Project Heal’s Mission to Finance Treatment for Individuals with Eating Disorders

Project HEAL provides treatment grants, support, and a community of peers who show that full recovery from an eating disorder is possible. It is the largest 501(c)(3) nonprofit in the U.S. that raises funds for eating disorder treatment, promotes healthy body image and self-esteem, and inspires sufferers that full recovery from an eating disorder is possible. The organization is currently running …

Let’s talk about body image with our kids: body dissatisfaction and dieting are frequent precursors to eating disorders and eating disorder relapse

Eating disorders are not so simple that they can be distilled into body image alone. They are deep, emotionally-charged conditions that typically co-exist with other mental disorders including anxiety, depression, and OCD. The fact that eating disorders are illnesses expressed using the body, however, means that we can find ways to understand the eating disorders by paying attention to body image. Body dissatisfaction …

What I Want Parents to Know About Eating Disorders – by Colleen Reichmann, Psy.D

We interviewed Colleen Reichmann, Psy.D. She provided us with some excellent information for parents regarding eating disorder prevention, treatment and recovery. Below are her comments: Parents Have Power We are in luck, because parents can have a great deal of power in the prevention of eating disorders! It is critical to begin to provide education early – prior to adolescence. …

F.E.A.S.T. Provides Parents With Evidence-Based Resources for Eating Disorder Care

If you haven’t spent any time on F.E.A.S.T. yet, please do! It’s an international organization for parents and caregivers of eating disorder patients. If your child has an eating disorder, especially anorexia, then please go check out their resources for evidence-based treatment. I created this printable graphic regarding some of the core principles the organization states: