Community Makes Recovery Possible

A Blog from our Collaborators at Project HEAL • Aug 13, 2018

As featured on the Project HEAL website: Community Makes Recovery Possible When I got to college for my fourth year, I dragged my bags into my dorm room expecting to find my new roommate, Sara. Instead, I found a tall brunette napping in one of the beds. When she woke up, she introduced herself as Nada,...

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Social Media: What Gives?

Learning About Pro-Eating Disorder Blogs • May 01, 2018

Will you be my friend? This question has been revolutionized by the advent of social media. Before, asking this question was fraught with vulnerability, immediate responses, and a greater sense of satisfaction when friendship was established. Now, one can ask this question with a click of a button, and...

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Food Insecurity and Disordered Eating

How Poverty Impacts the Expression of Eating Disorders • Sep 22, 2017

What is Food Insecurity and Who Does It Impact? As we live in one of the wealthiest nations in the world, it is difficult to imagine that many individuals still frequently struggle with hunger. While the country readily discards billions of pounds of viable food every year, 42 million people in the United...

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Kindness to the Body

Self-Compassion and Recovery • Sep 19, 2017

She told me this memory from the beginning of her recovery process: she was laying on the grass with a Dixie cup half-full with raisins.  She picked one up, held it in front of her face and started sobbing.  She said she didn’t understand why it was so hard to put the raisin in her mouth. ...

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A New Eating Disorder Diagnosis in the DSM-V • Sep 13, 2017

The Diagnosis When you think of an eating disorder, what generally comes to mind? For me, the term eating disorder brings to mind the image of an emaciated young woman, who struggles with her relationship with food. This struggle manifests itself in binging, purging, and/or restricting food intake, due...

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