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World Mental Health Day: Eating Disorders In Older Adults

Today I'm blogging for World Mental Health Day. This year's theme is mental health and older adults, so I'm focusing on eating disorders in this population.
One of the biggest myths about eating disorders is that they only affect adolescent girls, that somehow older adults are immune to them.

However, eating disorders affect people of all ages, young and old. (They also affect all races, religions and both men and women.)

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Guest Post: Changing Your Thoughts In Eating Disorder Recovery

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Today, I'm honored to publish a guest post by Laurie Glass, a pastoral counselor who works with women with eating disorders. She also recovered from anorexia and shared her story on Weightless several years ago. (Here's part one and part two.)
Below, Laurie offers powerful advice on changing your thoughts in eating disorder recovery. But I think her suggestions are valuable for anyone working on challenging and revising negative, damaging thoughts.

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Binge Eating

Binge Eating Disorder Roundup

Because Binge Eating Disorder Week has ended, today, I'm wrapping up the week with several pieces that address this common (and highly treatable) disorder. I hope you find these helpful!
What does binge eating disorder (BED) look like? A powerful and inspiring post from a woman recovering from the disorder.

An excellent piece from Marsha on the facts about BED, including causes and effective treatment.

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Binge Eating Disorder Week: Q&A With Sunny Sea Gold, Part 2

In honor of Binge Eating Disorder Week, I’m republishing posts that focus on dispelling pervasive myths about binge eating disorder (BED) and tools for overcoming this common disorder.

Remember that BED is a real disorder, and it's highly treatable.

Learn more about the online campaign here. Also, check out these valuable posts from eating disorder experts, including Amy Pershing and Cynthia Bulik.
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Binge Eating

Kickstarting Binge Eating Disorder Week: Q&A With Amy Pershing

Today marks the first day of Binge Eating Disorder Week, an online campaign to educate people about what binge eating disorder really is (and what it isn't).

This week I'm republishing Weightless posts that focus on dispelling common (and damaging) myths about BED, along with information on treatment and recovery. (I've edited these pieces and combined the interviews.)

Please learn more about this campaign here.

Also, today, is Memorial Day here in the U.S. It honors the men and women who have fought and sacrificed for our country. I'm incredibly grateful to our military. And I'm incredibly grateful to this country.
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Boys & Men

3 Common Myths About Eating Disorders

This week is National Eating Disorders Awareness Week. The goal is to increase awareness and education about eating disorders.

Eating disorders are serious illnesses. But, sadly, in our society, they're both belittled and deeply misunderstood. That's why, today, I'd like to focus on dispelling several common myths about EDs.

Below, two experts from the Eating Recovery Center share the truth behind the misconceptions.

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4 Ways To Navigate The Holidays When You Have An Eating Disorder

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The holidays can be a difficult time for people recovering from eating disorders. There's the abundance of food and the potential for family conflict. There's the addition of tons of tasks to your list. It can be overwhelming, no doubt.

That's why I'm pleased to share some insight from experts at the Eating Recovery Center on how to overcome these kinds of obstacles and stay healthy.

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