Tag Archives: Advocate

Coping Tools for Support People in the ED Community

College students hanging out Supporting those with an eating disorder can be exhausting, especially if you are caring for them on an ongoing basis over months or even years. Finding support to help you as the carer is equally important as the care for a loved one. There are various support tools and resources to help with your support [...]
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Overview of International Advocacy Work

Woman with bag struggling with anorexia In the eating disorder field, there are several international associations of clinicians and treatment professionals that work together to advance education, treatment and research. Two of the best known international organizations are the International Association for Eating Disorder Professionals (iaedp) and the Academy for Eating Disorders (AED). Both organizations have international members, primarily representing North [...]
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Overview of World Eating Disorders Action Day

Woman holding world globe while in Eating Disorder Recovery On June 2nd, 2016, the first-ever World Eating Disorders Action Day took place to unite members of the eating disorder community from around the world, including professionals, advocates, policy makers, researchers, and individuals and families impacted by eating disorders. The intention of setting aside a specific day for World Eating Disorder Action Day was meant [...]
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Making Amends with Loved Ones in Eating Disorder Recovery

Helpful Family Involvement with family walking on a beach Making amends is an important step in the recovery process, both for you and for your loved ones. Eating disorders can wreak a path of destruction and family, friends, and significant others end up becoming collateral damage. How do we heal those relationships? The Importance of Making Amends Making amends is the incredibly difficult but [...]
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Update on Current Advocacy Work for Eating Disorders

Tired Woman Looking On Current advocacy is focusing on prevention and education of school aged children who are at-risk or in early states of an eating disorder. Funding for further and continued research within eating disorders and protection of professionals who are at a higher risk for eating disorders is also being introduced. On December 7, 2016 the US [...]
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A History of Eating Disorder Advocacy: Where Are We Today?

Woman thinking in the mountains Contributor: By Rachael Clauson, MAAT, Eating Disorder Specialist, Timberline Knolls Residental Treatment Center If you type in eating disorder recovery or body positivity into the Google search bar, it’s evident that these issues are finally spending time in the spotlight with endless pages of encouragement and honesty in recovery from eating disorders and self-hate. There [...]
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Can I Apply For Disability When Recovering From an Eating Disorder?

Applying for disability There is no questioning that eating disorders result in severe consequences that can have a debilitating effect on all aspects of a person’s life. From the physical effects to the mental, emotional, and psychological stressors, the process of recovering from an eating disorder is exhaustive. What are your options in recovery when you have a [...]
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What Does It Mean to Be a Body Image Activist?

Crowd of Activists When it comes to standing up against cultural normalcy, especially when it comes to body image and acceptance, it is important to have a clear understanding of what you are defending or standing up for. Poor body image continues to be something that many individuals struggle with, on both minute and severe scales and everything [...]
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Impact of Health Care Changes on Eating Disorder Treatment

Woman in a restaurant Approximately one-third of those with Anorexia Nervosa, and 6% with Bulimia Nervosa receive mental health care or eating disorder treatment [1]. Costs for treatment can range from $30,000 to 100,000 or more depending on the length of stay. These figures include both individual therapy, intensive or residential therapy, and medical monitoring. Insurance companies try to [...]
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Self-care Tips for Mental Health Advocates

Heart hands In light of the latest presidential election, I think it’s great that the Western world has sort of woken up and decided to get more involved with advocacy work. After all, there is a positive side to every seemingly negative situation, not that I hate Trump, because I don’t. What I am saying is that, [...]
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