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NEDAwarenesweekIt is that time again. Thank goodness.



Each year, the National Eating Disorders Association spearheads a nationwide, growing movement to put eating disorders on everyone's radar. For some of us, we already know all about eating disorders. Perhaps we (me) have recovered from one. Or we know someone who is struggling to recover. Or we know someone who struggled but didn't make it. Or we know someone who struggled and did make it.

Or all of the above.

There are many ways to help and support people with eating disorders during NEDAwareness Week. In fact, there are many ways to help and support people with eating disorders all year long. But a particularly good time to offer your support is during NEDAwareness Week, which is happening from February 24 - March 2 this year.

One great way to help is to support a NEDA Walk. Or a Virtual Walk for that matter. MentorCONNECT, the nonprofit eating disorders mentoring community I founded, just happens to be sponsoring a Virtual (online) Walk at this very moment!

Here is how to participate: http://neda.nationaleatingdisorders.org/site/TR?fr_id=2300&pg=entry

And you can spread the word by sharing the Facebook page too: https://www.facebook.com/events/523674577653447/

Thank you for supporting eating disorders awareness in any way that feels right to you. And I mean that from my personal eating disorder survivor's heart and soul!

<< HUGS >>

Today's Takeaway: My particular passion and focus happens to be eating disorders awareness. But yours might be something different. What are some causes that really resonate with you? Perhaps it is because you have had personal firsthand or secondhand experience, or because you just really feel connected for some reason. What might you do to recognize and support those causes in ways that feel good and connecting to you?

 

 


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    Last reviewed: 16 Jan 2013

APA Reference
Cutts, S. (2013). National Eating Disorders Awareness Week is Here. Psych Central. Retrieved on April 23, 2014, from http://blogs.psychcentral.com/mentoring-recovery/2013/02/national-eating-disorders-awareness-week-is-here/

 

 

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