National Eating Disorders Awareness Week 2016

A couple of months ago I began contemplating what I wanted to share for National Eating Disorders Awareness Week (NEDAW) 2016. Each year for the past several years I have honored this important week with a variety of posts on insurance coverage, personal recovery stories, Twitter Chats, fact and statistics, and much more. And this year I decided to develop my own theme to honor this important week. I asked my clients and colleagues to respond to the question:

And I got answers! So this week, you will be hearing what my clients and colleagues wish people knew about eating disorders. I hope that you will participate in this important conversation. And I believe that engaging with social media content is a simple way to make a big difference. Every time you share, comment, or  read NEDAW content you are helping the cause move one step further to de-mystifying, preventing, and treating these illnesses. Your participation, no matter how great or small, matters.

So let’s get the conversation going. What do you wish people know about eating disorders? I’d love to know your thoughts and am eager to share mine. Stay tuned!


  1. I wish people knew that anorexia is not about being skinny. It is about wanting to be in control and also shrinking to hide from the world. It can’t be fixed by eating a burger.

  2. I couldn’t agree more. This is one of the most common myths. There is a reason it’s classified as a mental health condition- the true meaning of the illness is on the inside. I hope to spread the word on this! Thank you for sharing your thoughts.

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