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Am I “Sick Enough” for Eating Disorder Treatment?

…care. So much eating disorder damage happens gradually and invisibly. If you are engaging in eating disorder behaviors, you may be experiencing damage you can’t yet see. Please don’t worry if you’re “sick enough” for treatment. You don’t have to be sick “enough.” You just have to be sick. Anyone…

Demi Lovato Shows That Recovery Is a Process

Eating disorder stories are often told with a “before” and an “after.” Sick and well. Unhealthy and healthy. Ill and recovered. At one end of the spectrum are those sick (“sick enough”) for care, and at the other, those celebrating complete freedom from their illness. Often in celebrity coverage, it’s…

ED Q&A: What Do You Wish People Understood?

…what you look like. And sick is sick! You’re never not sick enough for help -Cheyanne Recovery is a daily battle. -Dani They can’t be explained easily. -Jodi Life-threatening, no matter the type. -Allyson They are not a choice but a mental illness. -Susie I wish that people understood that…

“Come As You Are” This National Eating Disorders Awareness Week

…of 1001 other things you “should” do first. Besides, you’re not sure you’re “sick enough” anyway. Your disorder feels “less than” because it’s less known. BED, OSFED, or ARFID. Maybe it’s atypical or subthreshold. You aren’t a young, white, straight, cisgender, able-bodied woman. And frankly, sometimes you just feel “too…

Take the Quiz

…you eat? Yes No 2. Do you ever make yourself sick because you feel uncomfortably full? Yes No 3. Do you believe yourself to be fat, even when others say you are too thin? Yes No 4. Do food and/or thoughts about food dominate your life? Yes No 5. Do…

You Don’t Have to Suffer in Secret

…get sick. Eating disorders are brain-based, biological illnesses that are affected by environmental, genetic, socioeconomic, and social forces (and much more!). Having an eating disorder does not mean that an individual has made the choice to be sick, has behavior problems, or has a lack of willpower. Having an eating…

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