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Eating Disorder Hope Press Releases

11/13/18 – Eating Disorder Hope, a global leader in online resources and education for mental health issues, hosts its third virtual conference, “Blasting Through Bias: A Deep Dive Into Underserved Populations and Global Issues,” Thursday, December 6, 2018. Presentations will feature the Keynote Speaker Dr. Scott Moseman, Medical Director at Laureate Eating Disorders Program and several other thought-leaders and clinicians from across the spectrum of eating disorder treatment expertise.

5/23/2018 – Eating Disorder Hope announced today that Kirsten Haglund, a global eating disorders advocate, Founder of the Kirsten Haglund Foundation and Miss America 2008, is joining the organization as Director of Global Business Development and Digital Media Strategy. She will serve as spokesperson, cultivate and develop partnerships with treatment providers and advocacy groups across the international community and serve as host of a weekly live series on Facebook interviewing experts in the field of eating disorders and mental health.

5/10/2018 – Eating Disorder Hope Holds Virtual Conference: Eating Disorder Hope is pleased to invite all who are interested in learning about eating disorders to attend our Eating Disorder Hope Virtual Conference: Anorexia Hope & Healing in 2018. The virtual conference presentations will be offered May 17, 2018 from 12noon to 6pm ET / 9am – 3pm PT.

11/11/2017 – Eating Disorder Hope Offers Inaugural Online Conference: Eating Disorder Hope is excited to announce our inaugural online conference titled: Virtual Hope for Eating Disorder Recovery. The conference presentations will be offered December 7, 2017.

6/12/2017 – Eating Disorder Hope Welcomes Remuda Ranch at The Meadows as Partnering Sponsor: Remuda Ranch at The Meadows, Eating Disorder Hope’s Exclusive Emerald Partnering Sponsor, is a leader in individualized eating disorder treatment for women and girls.

4/24/2017 – Eating Disorder Hope Honors Spring 2017 Seal of Excellence Recipients: Recognizing Beat, Dr. Walter Kaye, and Brian Cuban as Eating Disorder Hope’s Spring 2017 Seal of Excellence recipients.

2/27/2017 – Eating Disorder Hope Introduces New Membership & Online Forum During National Eating Disorders Awareness Week: Empowering Eating Disorder Hope’s members to play a more active role in the online recovery community.

1/16/2017 – Eating Disorder Hope Announces Winter 2017 Seal of Excellence Recipients: Eating Disorder Hope is proud to announce MEDA, Dr. Jennifer Gaudiani, and Nikki DuBose as its Winter 2017 Seal of Excellence recipients.

11/29/2016 – Eating Disorder Hope Announced Winner of Fall 2016 Digital Health Awards: This recognition by the Health Information Resource Center (HIRC) designates Eating Disorder Hope as a top digital health resource for its interactive online eating disorder community.

10/03/2016 – Eating Disorder Hope Launches Seal of Excellence to recognize key contributors to the eating disorder community who go out of their way to inspire hope and healing. Founding recipients include Project HEAL, Adrienne Ressler, LMSW, CEDS, and Shannon Kopp.

7/12/2016 – Eating Disorder Hope Launches Pro-Recovery Movement with valued non-profit partners to provide a positive and interactive community for those in eating disorder recovery.

2/9/2016 – Eating Disorder Hope Announces Exciting NEDAW 2016 Events. Eating Disorder Hope is proud to be partnering with treatment centers and organizations nationwide to promote awareness and recovery during National Eating Disorder Awareness Week (NEDAW).

9/9/2015 – Binge Eating Disorder Forum: Eating Disorder Hope to Host Google Hangout, September 24th, 2015 at 3pm PST, with Dr. Dena Cabrera, Dr. Kim Dennis and Jessica Setnick, MS, RD

6/10/2015 – Eating Disorder Hope to Host Google Hangout on Life Saving Importance of Treating Co-Occurring Disorders in Eating Disorder and Addiction Sufferers

4/8/2015 – Eating Disorder Hope, A Leading Online Community Dedicated To Helping Those Who Struggle With Disordered Eating, Is Celebrating Their 10-Year Anniversary!

11/18/2014 – Recovering Over the Holiday Season: Eating Disorder Hope to Host TweetChat, November 20, 2014, with Brian Cuban

9/4/2012 – Eating Disorder Hope Pro-Recovery Movement Launched: A Movement Designed to Inspire Recovery and Hope Online as an Alternative to the Pro-Anorexia Sites

6/12/2012 – Eating Disorder Launches New Website

01/31/2011 – Eating Disorder Hope Launches New Eating Disorder Non Profit Directory Dedicated to Promoting Eating Disorder Awareness and Prevention

11/23/2010 – Eating Disorder Hope and MyPyramid Form Partnership

10/29/2010 – Eating Disorder Hope Expands the Eating Disorder Specialist Library and Simplifies the Search for Eating Disorder Treatment

09/08/2010 – Eating Disorder Hope Gains Support for Eating Disorders Outreach from Timberline Knolls Residential Treatment Center

06/22/2010 – Pro Ana Versus Pro Recovery Sites: New Study by Johns Hopkins and Stanford University raises concerns.

11/05/2009 – Eating Disorder Hope launches one of a kind Eating Disorder Specialist Virtual Library

08/25/2009 – Eating Disorder Hope, A New One-Stop Resource for Everything About Eating Disorders, Seeks to End Eating Disordered Behavior

Eating Disorder Hope in the News

The Webster Journal  – “Webster runner overcomes battle with eating disorder” – Webster University interviews Jacquelyn Ekern, MS, LPC, Founder & past President of Eating Disorder Hope, on eating disorders among athletes. (April 19, 2017)

Harris House – Harris House: Expert Interview with Crystal Karges, Social Media Events Manager & Writer for Eating Disorder Hope and Addiction Hope. Harris House interviews Crystal Karges, MS, RDN, IBCLC on eating disorders and addiction. (March 27, 2017)

Healthline News  Crystal Karges discusses the role of body shaming in the age of social media in this Healthline Article. (November, 2016)

KTVZ Television – Jacquelyn Ekern interviewed on KTVZ. National Eating Disorder Awareness Week is approaching soon, Feb. 21-27, and one Redmond woman, Jacquelyn Ekern, has made it her mission to help curb this devastating disease. (February, 2016)  – Jacquelyn Ekern, founder of Eating Disorder Hope, discusses night eating syndrome and eating disorders. (October, 2015)

KBS Television,  South Korean public TV  ~ Brief clip of  television commentary and interview of Jacquelyn Ekern, MS, LPC, founder of Eating Disorder Hope discussing cultural issues and eating disorders. (September, 2013)

KBS Television,  South Korean public TV  ~ Full segment of  television commentary and interview of Jacquelyn Ekern, MS, LPC, founder of Eating Disorder Hope and other eating disorder treatment professionals discussing cultural issues and eating disorders. Interviews in English, but large portion of segment in Korean. (September, 2013)

KTBC Channel 7 Television – Watch a television interview of Jacquelyn Ekern, founder of Eating Disorder Hope discussing the “thigh gap” obsession trending on social media. (April, 2013)

KDAF Channel 33 Television – Television interview of Jacquelyn Ekern, founder of Eating Disorder Hope and Brian Cuban (Channel 33-KDAF). Discussing eating disorders and the unique pressures our youth and college students face today. (Two brief segments) (January, 2013)

790 KABC RadioEating Disorders Today – Bikini Lifestyles “Wine Dine and Workout” on AM 790 KABC Los Angeles.  Hosts: Susan Irby The Bikini Chef and Denice Fladeboe. (September, 2012)

Fort Worth Business Press – Cyber Fight: Counselor uses website to battle eating disorders (November, 2010)

Blog Talk Radio – The Misconceptions & Treatment of Eating Disorders

Page last updated: November 23, 2016  Jacquelyn Ekern

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