Eating Disorder Awareness

HealthyPlace Mental Health Newsletter

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Eating Disorder Awareness

Eating Disorder AwarenessIt's National Eating Disorders Awareness Week. Yes, we still need it. You'd be surprised how many people write us every month saying they or their loved one have symptoms of an eating disorder, but they aren't sure if they REALLY have one. To be clear, if you are engaged in any of these eating disorder behaviors - excessively restricting food intake, bingeing, purging (through vomiting, laxatives, over-exercising or any other method) - and it's affecting your physical and/or mental health, then there's a high likelihood you have an eating disorder and you should seek professional eating disorder treatment.

Stigma and shame are other issues facing those with this mental illness. "Surviving ED" blog author, Jess Hudgens says the relationship between shame and eating disorders exists on several different levels.

We have many eating disorder videos and articles on the website. In addition, Jess Hudgens and Emily Roberts, author of the "Building Self-Esteem" blog, have done special videos as part of Eating Disorders Awareness Week. Links to those are further down the page.

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Your Thoughts

Is there stigma associated with eating disorders? If so, have you experienced it? We invite you to participate by commenting and sharing your feelings, experiences and knowledge on the HealthyPlace Facebook page.

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Most Popular HealthyPlace Articles Shared by Facebook Fans

Here are the top 3 mental health articles HealthyPlace Facebook fans are recommending you read:

  1. PTSD Treatments: PTSD Therapy, PTSD Medications Can Help
  2. What Caused the Depression?
  3. Things I Wish People Understood About Mental Illness

If you're not already, I hope you'll join us/like us on Facebook too. There are a lot of wonderful, supportive people there.


Mental Health Experiences

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You can listen to what other people are saying by clicking on the gray title bars inside the widgets located on the "Sharing Your Mental Health Experiences" homepage, the HealthyPlace homepage, and the HealthyPlace Support Network homepage.

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From the HealthyPlace Mental Health Blogs

On all our blogs, your comments and observations are welcomed.

Feel free to share your thoughts and comments at the bottom of any blog post. And visit the mental health blogs homepage for the latest posts.


Standing Up for Mental Health

Like A Breath of Fresh Air

Don't tolerate mental health stigma in your life. Stand Up for Yourself. Stand Up for Mental Health. Join the Stand Up for Mental Health campaign. Put a button on your website or blog (buttons for family members, parents, mental health professionals and organizations too). We also have covers for Facebook, Twitter and Google+.


Latest Mental Health News

These stories and more are featured on our mental health news page:

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  • Study Findings Reveal Factors Underlying Suicides In The Army National Guard
  • Increased Risk Of Domestic Violence, Resulting Mental Health Problems For Victims With Disabilities
  • Victims Of Bullying At Increased Risk Of Anxiety Disorders And Depression Later On
  • Depression Links PTSD to Life Quality in Bipolar Disorder

That's it for now. If you know of anyone who can benefit from this newsletter or the site, I hope you'll pass this onto them. You can also share the newsletter on any social network (like facebook, stumbleupon, or digg) you belong to by clicking the links below. For updates throughout the week:

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APA Reference
Staff, H. (2013, February 28). Eating Disorder Awareness, HealthyPlace. Retrieved on 2024, July 13 from

Last Updated: September 4, 2014

Medically reviewed by Harry Croft, MD

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