This year’s National Eating Disorders Awareness Week theme is Everybody Has a Seat at the Table.
Does your relationship with food take precedence over other relationships? Do you hide if you eat, how you eat, or what you eat? Are you dismissing or excusing physical changes and discomfort that may be related to if, how, and what you eat?
We all should take eating disorders very seriously as the effects can be long-lasting and debilitating, though, like similar illnesses and disorders, many of our colleagues thrive in their recovery—the resources for help and recovery and numerous and varied. Support includes compassionate professional help as well as several 12 Step and other peer support options. Learn more about the National Eating Disorders Week 2021 awareness campaign and follow the other links on the site for resources.
A lawyer discusses the importance of support for those with eating disorders in our profession in this compelling article.
LCL does not endorse any particular treatment provider, but we find that many of their sites offer comprehensive information. Here are some examples:
- his article from Rogers about eating disorders during the pandemic.
- Timberline Knolls has a good page about some (not all) of the different 12 step programs.
- The Emily Program’s site can help you learn some basic facts about eating disorders.
- The Melrose Center offers a self-assessment and frequently asked questions.