All About NEDA!
Updated: Feb 10
Something exciting! This month is my birthday month and I’m raising money for the National Eating Disorders Association (NEDA). At the end of the month/week leading up to my birthday is their NEDAwareness Week, February 24th- March 1st! This week is all about raising awareness and education for eating disorders and empowering those struggling.
So a little about NEDA and their resources:
“NEDA supports individuals and families affected by eating disorders, and serves as a
catalyst for prevention, cures and access to quality care.”
“NEDA envisions a world without eating disorders.”
NEDA has a boatload of resources and services that include:
-Screenings for eating disorders
-Super accessible helpline you can call or text
-Tools to finding treatment centers
-Support groups for individuals, families and friends
-National NEDA Walks
NEDA also has information on their website on how to spot the signs and symptoms of eating disorders, what to expect from treatment, and a guide on finding the right treatment.
Not only are eating disorders about diagnosis and treatment, but recovery as well. NEDA has a whole page on their website designated to recovery and relapse. Diving deep into the realities of all the good and the bad from potential relapse and the non-linear tract of recovery.
For those in the early stages of understanding eating disorders for either yourself or a loved one, the NEDA website is full of learning more about eating disorder 101 basics or if you’re ready to dive deep into the numbers, they’ve got you covered with statistics and research.
So basically you could read for days about eating disorders on the NEDA website, but fear not, there are also ways to get involved and become part of a community. Whether you’re a student, parent, educator, professional or someone who just wishes to take part through social media- the options are endless!
This year, NEDAwareness Week is celebrating Come as You Are: Hindsight is 20/20!
“This campaign expressed that, regardless of your body shape, weight, race, gender, identity, ability, religion, socioeconomic status, sexual orientation, or your stage of body acceptance and eating disorder recovery, your story is valid and deserves to be heard.”
Amen to that!
You can follow the link here to donate to NEDA! The money will go to the Ann Arbor NEDA Walk that I’ll be attending in April, which in turn will be used to continue to provide resources, access, care, support, and all the other amazing things NEDA does for those struggling.
If you’d like more information- please reach out to me or, of course, the NEDA Website!