Eating Disorders

How I Overcame My Eating Disorder and Came Out As Bisexual

By Gracie Mandel--From an early age, I knew that I loved deeply. I loved people in a way that felt like too much at times.

Why I Chose to Study Abroad in Recovery

By Lauren Myers--“I think there’s something seriously wrong with me,” I tell my twin brother after our morning junior high school choir practice.

How to Cope with School When Struggling with an Eating Disorder

By Jeanette Suros--For me, navigating school while suffering from an eating disorder was very hard. No one is watching you and with a perfection-oriented environment, it’s so easy for your eating disorder to creep in and take over.

But you can quiet the voice and take control. Every time I went back into school I never was able to finish a semester. It was a bad cycle because I would judge myself more harshly because I couldn’t finish a semester. 

It's Time to Listen: Men Struggle With Eating Disorders, Too

By Priscilla Bojorge--Eating disorders can affect anyone. I know this because a close male friend of mine from high school struggles with bulimia. I recently asked him if he felt comfortable speaking to me about his eating disorder, and he opened up about his story, under the condition that he remain anonymous throughout this piece.

8 Ways to Be An Ally to LGBTQ People in Recovery

An ally is defined by the Human Rights Campaign as “someone who is supportive of LGBTQ people. It encompasses non-LGBTQ allies as well as those within the LGBTQ community who support each other, e.g. a lesbian who is an ally to the bisexual community.” 

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Does your campus have eating disorder resources?
 

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This site was developed in partnership with Riverduinen and made possible by generous contributions from JPMorgan Chase, Globant, the University of Delaware, and The Hilda & Preston Davis Foundation.

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