We recently asked people in recovery from an eating disorder to share their thoughts about the illness. We hope these insights from those who have "been there" help if you're seeking answers and understanding. A big thanks to everyone who contributed to this post and to all the supportive friends and family out there.
These are personal perspectives; everyone will have unique experiences on their own path to recovery and beyond. Some stories may mention eating disorder thoughts, behaviors or symptom use. Please use your own discretion. And speak with your therapist when needed.
Blog Archives: October 2017
This is one person's story; everyone will have unique experiences on their own path to recovery and beyond. Some stories may mention eating disorder thoughts, behaviors or symptom use. Please use your own discretion. And speak with your therapist when needed.
By Megan Haskins. Megan has completed intensive programming at The Emily Program and is a wife and mommy to triplets.
Who was I from the ages of 16-28 while in my eating disorder?
Who have I become these last three years?
Is the person I was before my eating disorder the same person I am now?
“Nourishing yourself in a way that helps you blossom in the direction you want to go is attainable, and you are worth the effort.”― Deborah Day
Throughout recovery, distressing world events, and day-to-day life, there are many tools we can utilize to maintain balance and a sense of well-being.
Over the past year, our Executive Team has put considerable time and thought into a set of incredibly important questions as we reflect on the ever-changing health care environment.
- Who are we?
- What do we do?
- Why do we do what we do?
- How do we measure and continue to improve what we do?
A hard truth is that a person struggling with an eating disorder is often blind to the illness. This is true particularly if that person has body image issues or body distortions, common symptoms of anorexia and bulimia. Therefore, it can be difficult to share what you are observing with your loved one.
Fall isn't just a time for pulling out your warm sweaters and crunching through the fallen leaves. It's the season of open enrollment, your annual chance to ask "Is my health insurance plan working for me?"
Figuring out your insurance options can be a complex process. Here are some tips for getting started:
The Emily Program is hosting its first "Coffee and Conversation" networking event for mental health professionals in the Twin Cities!