Eating Disorders

Let Her Eat Cake

By Melanie Klein--“Are you sure you’re not hungry?” he asked with grave concern as chicken grease ran down his fingers and his chin. We’d just finished a rigorous hike and I was starving—famished, ravenous and slightly light-headed.

Out of the Cave: Why I'm Pro-Recovery, Not Pro-Ana

By Rachael Haskell--Imagine you are lost in a cave. It is damp and you can feel muddy water sloshing into your shoes, squishing between your freezing toes.

Video: "Perceptions"

This award-winning PSA was created by 16-year-old Savannah Dickson, who feels fortunate to have won her battle with anorexia and bulimia.

How to Help a Friend

If you are worried about your friend’s eating behaviors or attitudes, it is important to express your concerns in a loving and supportive way.

ED NOS: The Silent Sickness

By Fallon Kunz

This article is reprinted with permission from Teen Voices.

ED NOS? What the heck does that stand for? It’s a diagnostic abbreviation that stands for Eating Disorder Not Otherwise Specified. Research shows that more than 50 percent of adults seeking treatment for eating disorders are diagnosed with ED NOS.

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