Tag Archives: Mentor

How Do I Know if I am Recovered Enough to Serve as a Mentor to Others Struggling with an Eating Disorder?

Girl balancing in recovery Individuals who have struggled with eating disorders in the past often feel called to help others in the community, whether as an eating disorder professional, volunteer or advocate in some other capacity. These individuals often end up being a mentor to others struggling in recovery. How do you know you are recovered enough to guide [...]
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How Do I Know I am Ready to Mentor Other Individuals In Eating Disorder Recovery?

Friends Drinking Outside Let’s be real. Recovering from an eating disorder is a challenging reality that countless individuals face on a daily basis. Many people sadly struggle in silence for years on end before speaking out about the help they are desperately needing for recovery and healing. From the outside, eating disorders are diseases that are sorely misunderstood. [...]
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Managing Food Choices While On a Road Trip in Eating Disorder Recovery

Friends taking selfies Contributor: Crystal Karges, MS, RDN, IBCLC Special Projects Coordinator at Eating Disorder Hope/Addiction Hope If you have struggled with an eating disorder, you can likely relate to the many consequences of these mental illnesses. From physical to social and everything in between, eating disorders brutality impact every aspect of your life, making it difficult to [...]
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College Students: Staying Connected to a Mentor for Support During Summer Vacation

College student study abroad Contributor: Crystal Karges, MS, RDN, IBCLC, Director of Content and Social Media at Eating Disorder Hope/Addiction Hope Recovery from a eating disorder is an ongoing process, one that occurs through different stages of treatment. From residential to partial hospitalization to outpatient treatment, a person will need various degrees of support depending on the severity of the [...]
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Benefits of Finding a Mentor in Recovery

Mentor speaking with young woman Contributor: Courtney Howard, B.A., Executive Assistant at Eating Disorder Hope and Addiction Hope Everyone in your life will play a different role in your recovery. Finding a mentor can be invaluable to your process, and there are various avenues you can take to find someone who will fill these shoes. Recovery Communities You can find [...]
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Finding a Mentor in Eating Disorder Recovery

Mother acting as a mentor for her daughter Contributor: Kirsten Haglund, Community Relations Representative for Timberline Knolls and Founder and President of the Kirsten Haglund Foundation For a family, the onset of an eating disorder in a loved one can be a difficult, even debilitating time. Full of questions, faced with new challenges, and little to no common knowledge about how to go [...]
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