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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

It Can Get Bad, And That’s Good To Know

By an Anonymous Mother When my daughter was first diagnosed with anorexia, a good friend put me in touch with a friend of hers from…

Knock and Talk

By Marc Black If you, a caregiver, are not fully executing the requirements of your loved ones’ meal plan (or holding firm with other boundaries) because you fear your child with an eating disorder (ED) may contact a mandated reporter with maltreatment claims, then…

Don’t Fight Alone, Find Your People!

By Karyn (KC) Tillman Helping your loved one embark on the journey towards recovery can be brutal and lonely. If I could emphasize just one…

What F.E.A.S.T. Means to Me

By Katie Maki Our daughter was diagnosed with Anorexia Nervosa at the age of 10.5 in the fall of 2010. She was an incredibly sick…

Taking Care of My Daughter by Taking Care of Me

By Dave Dunn, F.E.A.S.T. Board Member and Treasurer If my daughter is lying in her bed feeling terrible, and I walk in feeling sad, scared,…

Hope and Powerful Words of Support

By Anonymous I had one major goal as a mother and that was to raise both my daughters with positive body image. I literally did…

Dos and Don’ts of Supporting Caregivers

By Liza Cornwell As the mother of a 15-year-old with serious mental health struggles, I feel totally powerless most of the time. The last two…

Hope for Parents

By Amy It has been almost 2 years ago since this mama was hit by the anorexia freight train. I knew something wasn’t right with…

If You Would Only Listen

By an anonymous mom Yesterday, I ran across the email that I had sent to the clinician at the premier children’s hospital in my city.…

Surviving in Two Worlds

By: AJA I envied you, outside world. Free of an eating disorder. Unaware of the chaos it can cause. Your world is so carefree. Your…

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