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Voices of Lived Experience of Eating Disorders

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Inspiration, lessons, insights from the people who have lived experience of having or supporting someone with an eating disorder

What My Daughter’s Eating Disorder Has Taught Me

By Around the Dinner Table Member “Purplerain” Having lived through my daughter’s eating disorder has taught me a lot, and what I have learned helped…

Perspectives of a Canadian Advocate: What I Want People to Know

By Lisa Burns, FEAST Volunteer and Canadian Parent Advocate On any given day I speak to at least 2 families with adolescents in Canada waging…

SENIOR YEAR AND BEYOND: NAVIGATING EATING DISORDER RECOVERY WITH YOUR TEEN

By Laura Cohen, F.E.A.S.T. Parent Support Volunteer As if having a teen with an eating disorder was not hard enough, add the pressure of college…

Why Us?

By Angie Williamson, UK Why? Why was the only question going through my mind. I was lying on a very uncomfortable single fold out bed…

Equal and Opposite Messaging: What We Need (and Don’t Need) to Hear in Recovery

By Emily Boring A golden rule: Never use the language of an eating disorder to talk back to an eating disorder.  Perhaps this sounds obvious.…

Reclaiming the Power of “When” in Eating Disorder Recovery

By Oona Hanson “When did this start?” “When will things get any better?” “When will this be over?” Time is one of those things parents…

Supporting An Adult With An Eating Disorder

By Bronny Carroll Caring for a loved one with an eating disorder can be an incredibly challenging role. Support people often experience feelings of isolation…

18 Is Not A Magic Number

By Bella Reed The children’s eating disorders centre with its NHS-blue carpets, bland beige comfy chairs and assorted potted plants became a place of comfort…

Recovery Lessons

By Catherine Brown As cohost of the Eating Disorders: Navigating Recovery Podcast, I have had the incredible opportunity to delve into deep, raw, vulnerable conversations…

We Made A Mistake

By Meaghan We made a mistake.  A grave one.  And it almost cost our daughter her life.  My husband and I learned what we could…

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