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My Experience with NEDA’s 1st In-District Advocacy Day

Back in January I was cleaning out my emails. You know, the hundreds of unread ones that have been there for an eternity? It was time for them to go. Then, in between the “Today Only Sale” and “Free Shipping” headlines, I recognized…

Could a Diet Pills Tax Help Get These Toxic Products Out of Kids’ Hands?

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We don’t have to tell you that our toxic consumer culture is a major driver of our society’s obsession with weight. You know it. We know it. And the $66 billion diet industry knows it. What the diet industry does not want you to know, though,…
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Speaking at the DC NEDA Walk: A Milestone in My Recovery

Most of us have heard this before: recovery is not a linear process. As I graduated from treatment in November 2017, I kept that message in mind. My outpatient team and my family continue to remind me that I don’t have to seek perfection in…
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Eating Disorders Activists Are Changing Pennsylvania

This past National Eating Disorders Awareness Week, advocates and educators came together to bring about many firsts for the state of Pennsylvania. It was the first year that a governor declared a proclamation recognizing National Eating Disorders…
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United States Government Includes Funding for Eating Disorders Research through the Department of Defense!

In recognition of the critical needs of military members and their families suffering from eating disorders, the Department of Defense's (DOD) Peer Reviewed Medical Research Program (PRMRP) will once again dedicate funds for eating disorders…

How I Became an Advocate for Eating Disorder Legislation in Ohio

When someone mentions Ohio, my home state, they usually think football, the Midwest, and buckeyes, but from personal experience, mental health and eating disorder awareness/prevention do not always come to mind. As a kid, a close relative of…
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United States Senate Recognizes National Eating Disorders Awareness Week for the First Time!

In countrywide recognition of the need for research, prevention programs, and treatment options for the 30 million Americans who will experience an eating disorder, the United States Senate has passed Senate Resolution 419, officially designating…
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Advocacy Day Empowered Me to Share My Story Without Shame

Twice a year, advocates come together in Washington, D.C. to influence federal policy, push for change, and educate representatives of Congress about those affected by eating disorders. NEDA has served as a collaborative partner with the Eating…
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Illinois Provides Increased Protection of Consumers for Treatment of Eating Disorders

On August 24, 2017, the State of Illinois enacted Public Act 100-0305, which amends the Illinois Insurance Code to afford greater protection to individuals suffering from eating disorders by expanding the mandatory health insurance coverage…
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New Eating Disorders Research Funding Available Under Department of Defense

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As you may have heard, the Department of Defense (DoD) recently released the announcement for the Peer Reviewed Medical Research Program (PRMRP) that permits funding for eating disorders research!  This is the first time funding has been…