In fact, according to the National Association of Anorexia Nervosa and Associated Disorders (ANAD), someone dies due to an eating disorder every 52 minutes. And studies show that anorexia is the deadliest eating disorder of them all.
No parent wants to be confronted with the possibility that their teenager might be struggling with mental illness. With the stigma and shame that surrounds mental health, it can be confusing to be faced with this reality as a family. The truth of the matter is that countless teenagers and their families are impacted by […]
Eating Disorders, Recovery and Support
No More “Surviving” the Holidays: 10 Tips for Thriving in Eating Disorder Recovery
By Meadows Senior Fellow Jenni Schaefer We no longer “survive” the holidays. We thrive. And you can, too. I recently asked my Facebook community about ways in which their eating disorder recoveries have helped them to thrive during the holiday season. A beautiful conversation began, inspiring the words in this post. While others might stare […]
By Anna McKenzie How does your metabolism affect your physical and mental health? Your body is designed to convert food into energy so that it can perform physiological functions and give you fuel for activity. When you’re in recovery from an eating disorder, metabolic data can help you find out how much food and nutrition […]
By Wesley Gallagher We’ve all done it before. After a stressful day at work or a fight with a loved one, you come home, open the pantry door, and grab a bag of chips. Before you know it, you’ve eaten the entire bag. Or you take the ice cream out of the freezer and polish […]