Eating Disorders in Gen Z

Dear world, GEN Z needs your help By Jennifer Lu, All Bodies Coalition Too often forgotten in the discussion surrounding eating disorders, and unfortunately too often the demographic most impacted by them, GEN Z is struggling now more than ever to find ways to love, honor, and nourish their bodies. Eating disorders thrive with unrealistic […]

My ARFID Recovery Story: I Felt Alone—Until I Found Peer Mentorship

My ARFID Recovery Story: I Felt Alone—Until I Found Peer Mentorship By: Kelsey Gilchriest, Equip Peer Mentor Once when I met with a new registered dietitian for the first time, I mentioned my eating disorder. She immediately assumed it was anorexia nervosa. When I began to explain that it wasn’t, she cut me off – […]

ANAD Eating Disorder Helpline: Providing hope, just one call away

Providing Hope, Just One Call Away By: Kristen Portland, Executive Director I was terrified the first time I went to answer the ANAD Eating Disorder Helpline. It was not long after I’d started, and I did all the things I do to get ready for something that scares me: I read all the books I […]

Understanding the Crucial Role of Peer Mentors in Eating Disorder Recovery

Understanding the Crucial Role of Peer Mentors in Eating Disorder Recovery By Michelle Konstantinovsky, Equip Contributing Editor When she was first seeking treatment for her eating disorder, Maris Degener wasn’t sure if real recovery was even possible. Without a reliable role model for what full recovery actually looked like, she concluded that it simply wasn’t […]

A Nutrition and Culinary Skills Training Program for Eating Disorder Treatment

A Nutrition and Culinary Skills Training Program for Eating Disorder Treatment By : James “Buck” Runyan, MS, LMFT, LCP, CEDSS Executive Director, Hidden River Eating Disorder Residential Treatment We are excited to spotlight the incredible work of one of our treatment center partners, Hidden River, who have developed a nutrition and culinary skills training program that […]

Ending the Stigma: Peer Support for Men

Ending the Stigma: Peer Support for Men We’re excited to share this post with you in collaboration with our amazing friends at Project HEAL! “I’ve never felt this seen or heard before.” Those words rang my heart and opened the floodgates under my eyes. Through the wave of emotion, I wrapped up my Wednesday night […]

Avoidant Restrictive Food Intake Disorder (ARFID)

What is ARFID? By Lauren Oakes, MBA, RDN, LDN, CEDS Clinical Supervisor at Healthier Tomorrows Thank you to our friends at Healthier Tomorrows for this informative post on Avoidant Restrictive Food Intake Disorder, commonly referred to as ARFID.  Background If you’re reading this, there’s a good chance that you have a friend, colleague, or family […]

Makailah | Overcoming Barriers to Eating Disorder Treatment

Makailah | Overcoming Barriers to Eating Disorder Treatment What I was up against: Black women are 25% less likely to be diagnosed as white women with the exact same eating disorder behaviors. Only 17% of Black women, 41% of Latina women, and 44% of white women are accurately diagnosed by doctors when presenting with an […]

Sick Enough: Don’t Let Your Eating Disorder Dissuade You From Getting Help

Sick Enough Don’t Let Your Eating Disorder Dissuade You From Getting Help By Tara Criscuolo This blog is published in collaboration with our friends at Project HEAL! As I type this, I’m on a weekend trip in honor of my 10-year eating disorder residential treatment admission anniversary. I’ve been hiking with my dog, drinking iced […]