Panel Discussion

Black Representation in the Eating Disorder Treatment Field

When: June 18th at 1:00 PM ET
Where: Zoom 

Ahead of Juneteenth, ANAD is partnering with Equip and Rock Recovery to host a special panel consisting of Black Providers in the eating disorder treatment field. Topics covered will include: 

  • The importance of BIPoC representation in treatment centers
  • Barriers to entry into the field and to receiving care
  • Unique challenges faced by BIPoC individuals in the field
  • Advice for those looking to begin a career in mental health


Panelists include Rock Recovery’s Resident in Counseling Natasia “Tasi” James, Kelsey Lloyd from Rock Recovery, Director of Therapy at Equip Reggie Ash, LPCCS, and ANAD Board Member Dr. Tiffany Rush-Wilson. The discussion will be moderated by ANAD Volunteer and Equip Peer Mentor Makailah Dowell. 

A recording will be shared with those who register for the event! 

Instagram Live!

Body Image Pressure for Gay Men

When: June 24th at 2:00 PM ET
Where: Instagram

Gay and bisexual boys are four times more likely to develop an eating disorder. One of the reasons for this may be increased pressure within the LGBTQ+ community to look a certain way. 

On June 24th, Jason Wood will join ANAD Community Engagement Committee Member and Recovery Coach Eric Pothen for a conversation on their own lived experiences with the expectations around gay males and body image. 

Live Conversation

Intuitive Eating & Eating Disorder Recovery

When: July 26th at 11:00 AM ET
Where: Zoom 

In recovery from her own eating disorder, Alana discovered intuitive eating. Now a Certified Intuitive Eating Counselor and the author of Freedom with Food and Fitness, Alana is helping others heal their relationships with food, body, and self. 

Join us for a special conversation in July as we discuss the concept of intuitive eating and learn more about Alana’s own personal journey to freedom with food and fitness! 

Regular Series

Yoga + Recovery Chats with Eat Breathe Thrive

When: Aug 19th at 12:00 PM ET
Where: Zoom Webinar

Join ANAD and our friends at Eat Breathe Thrive for Yoga + Recovery Chats. The theme for May is restoring trust in body and self. Yoga + Recovery Chats is a free joint community event brought to you by two leading nonprofit organizations working to help people recover from eating disorders. Recovery is possible. And we believe yoga and community support make all the difference. Bring your curiosity, compassion, and yoga mat.

We are thrilled to partner with Eat Breathe Thrive to provide this empowering series of conversation and healing. Eat Breathe Thrive offers programs that combine yoga, psychoeducation, and peer support to help people help one another on the path to recovery. Learn more about their work at

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Past Live Discussion

Nutrition & Culinary Skills Training in Recovery

Hidden River Executive Director James Runyan, MS, LMFT, LCP, CEDSS joins ANAD to discuss the center’s innovative Nutrition & Culinary Skills Training Program and how it helps patients achieve a functional level of independence during their healing journey.

Check out the full conversation now on the ANAD YouTube Channel! 

Kyle King and Jason Wood ED Talk

Previous Live Discussion

Advancing the Conversation: OCD & Eating Disorders

Mental health and International OCD Foundation advocate Kyle King joined our very own Jason Wood to discuss their personal experiences with the comorbidity of an eating disorder and OCD.

Shaun Raebi and Jason Wood Men's Health Month Panel

Previous Panel Discussion

Men's Health Month Panel

In recognition of Men’s Health Month, ANAD and Within partnered for an in-depth discussion on eating disorders in men. Men face unique challenges when it comes to the stigma around mental health and the stereotypes around masculinity. Our panel of professionals and individuals with lived experience explored these topics while discussing ways to help men get the help they deserve. 

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Body Image & Eating Disorders in Asian Culture

Stephanie Ng founded Body Banter after realizing the powerful role discussion and advocacy played in her own eating disorder recovery journey. Now, she is empowering youth voices in Hong Kong while encouraging conversations about body image and mental health. 

This conversation covers the stigma and the unique challenges to body image and mental health in Asian culture as well as how linguistics play a role in enabling people to seek the help they deserve.

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Previous Webinar

Is Exercise Recommended for Eating Disorder Recovery: A Discussion

Join ANAD and Montecatini held a discussion on the role of exercise in eating disorder treatment and recovery. ANAD’s Executive Director Kristen Portland joined Adrianne DeRosa C.S.C.S. – Exercise Physiologist, Kelly Hee, LCSW, CEDS – Primary Therapist, and Leah Morgan, RD, CEDRD – Director of Nutrition and Wellness for a multidisciplinary look at the importance of integrating the safe exploration of exercise, within eating disorder recovery, for all patients, not just those returning to sport. 

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Previous Instagram Live

Autism & Eating Disorders

Livia Sarah turned her experience with an eating disorder and autism into a mission to break the stigmas around mental health and inspire acceptance of the neurodivergent community.

In recognition of Autism Acceptance Month, she joined ANAD for an educational and inspirational conversation aimed at bridging the gap between autism and eating disorders.

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Eating Disorders in Athletes

ANAD, Morgan’s Message, EDCare teamed to host a virtual panel discussion around eating disorders in athletes. A winning panel of current and former athletes shared their experiences with an eating disorder while Linda Steinhardt, MS, RD from EDCare’s Athlete EDGE Program joined the panel to discuss what to look for when it comes to eating concerns in athletes and the help that is available. 

Annie Weisman Instagram Live
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Insta Live with Annie Weisman

Watch as Annie Weisman receives the ANAD Award for Visibility!

Ms. Weisman is a TV/film producer whose credits include Physical with Rose Byrne, About a Boy, Desperate Housewives, and Suburgatory.

ANAD is grateful to our Insta Live with Annie Weisman sponsor:

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