For the past couple of months, my new book has brought amazing opportunities for me, such as book signings, a Radio interview with Kate Delaney on America’s Tonight, and a TV Interview with Daily Spark TV.
I have been trying to use my book, which if you don’t know, tells my personal story of how I fought anorexia nervosa, out there as much as I can to spread awareness of eating disorders. As a new advocate for eating disorders, I am finding various ways to spread awareness to help as many individuals out there.
As I did my research on NEDA, National Eating Disorders Association, I found the Nine Truths about Eating Disorders, which I will share with you below:
~Truth #1: Many people with eating disorders look healthy, yet may be extremely ill.~
~Truth #2: Families are not to blame, and can be the patients’ and providers’ best allies in treatment.~
~Truth #3: An eating disorder diagnosis is a health crisis that disrupts personal and family functioning.~
~Truth #4: Eating disorders are not choices, but serious biologically influenced illnesses.~
~Truth #5: Eating disorders affect people of all genders, ages, races, ethnicities, body shapes and weights, sexual orientations, and socioeconomic statuses.~
~Truth #6: Eating disorders carry an increased risk for both suicide and medical complications.~
~Truth #7: Genes and environment play important roles in the development of eating disorders.~
~Truth #8: Genes alone do not predict who will develop eating disorders.~
~Truth #9: Full recovery from an eating disorder is possible. Early detection and intervention are important.~
These are truths that not everyone knows about. In order to help others struggling, we must make ourselves aware of these truths. By taking the time to read these truths, you just made a difference for someone struggling with an eating disorder, by making yourself aware. The first step to helping someone is to be AWARE of the situation.
If you haven’t had a chance to grab a copy of my book and read my personal story on how I fought and thankfully recovered, visit my the Book page above!
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