Parents

Like Mother, Like Daughter

By Kaitlyn Oberg--From a young age, children idolize their parents. As a child grows older, he or she starts to realize that parents are just adults trying their best; however, parents make a huge impact upon children's body image, perhaps more than we realize.

What Not to Say: Your Child in Recovery

By Kaitlyn Oberg--Recovery from mental illness is tough for everyone involved, from the affected individual to the entire family.  Support for eating disorders can often be costly or not comprehensive, putting an even greater strain on those supporting recovering individuals, particularly on parents.

Parents and Eating Disorder Recovery

By Michelle Zaydlin--The moment that the eating disorder begins to take over seems to be the moment that everything else starts to go. Family, friends, school, work, they all seem to stop being priorities and the only thing that fills your thoughts is food, exercise, weight, and obsession.

Recovery Dad and Recovery Girl

Eating disorder recovery can be a difficult process, both for the individual affected, as well as that person's friends and family. Parents often feel like they're on the outside, helpless and in the dark. That's why Recovery Dad and Recovery Girl started an incredible podcast project. They wanted to find a way to share their recovery story and the tips they picked up along the way. We were so lucky to interview this incredible father-daughter duo in honor of NEDAwareness Week.

Bring Proud2Bme to Your Campus!

Eating disorders are a growing epidemic on college campuses. That's why we've launched Proud2Bme On Campus, a national initiative to bring students, faculty and campus services together in the fight against eating disorders.

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Does your campus have eating disorder resources?
 

About Us

Proud2Bme is an online community created by and for teens. We cover everything from fashion and beauty to news, culture, and entertainment—all with the goal of promoting positive body image and encouraging healthy attitudes about food and weight.

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.

Proud2Bme was first launched in the Netherlands by Riverduinen, a mental health organization that has licensed the concept to the National Eating Disorders Association. Unless otherwise noted, all original content on this site is copyright The National Eating Disorders Association. The Proud2Bme brand, logos, and trademarks are property of Rivierduinen.