Eating Disorders Community Meets with Senior Staff From White House
September 15, 2016
EATING DISORDERS COMMUNITY MEETS WITH SENIOR STAFF FROM WHITE HOUSE AND OTHER GOVERNMENT AGENCIES TO DISCUSS PARITY, EARLY IDENTIFICATION, AND RESEARCH
Yesterday, members of the eating disorders community met with politically appointed and professional staff from the White House, U.S. Department of Labor, National Institute for Mental Health, Center for Medicaid & Medicare Services, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, Health Resources and Services Administration, and the Center for Consumer Information and Insurance Oversight to discuss further partnership and collaboration to help people with eating disorders in the areas of mental health parity compliance, early identification, and research.
Suicide Awareness Month — a link between suicide and eating disorders
September 1, 2016
As an expert in the field of eating disorders for over 35 years, I have helped thousands of patients and families overcome anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, binge eating disorder and related food, eating and body image concerns. Lasting eating recovery is possible — even likely — with early intervention from experienced experts.
However, the elevated incidence of suicide is a serious barrier to recovery for eating disordered individuals...
Join the #MentalHealthReform #PassS2680 Senate Campaign!
August 30, 2016
Please join the #MentalHealthReform #PassS2680 Senate Campaign as the eating disorders and mental health communities unite through social media outreach, combined with emails and calls to Senate offices, in hopes of pushing Senate leadership to bring the Mental Health Reform Act of 2016 (S. 2680) to the Senate floor for a vote this September.
Participating in the campaign is easy - "Read More" for details and TAKE ACTION TODAY!
Long under Congress' radar, eating disorder treatment advocates on verge of pushing through reforms
August 11, 2016
After decades of failing to push through reforms from Congress, advocates representing more than 30 million Americans with eating disorders are celebrating a rare moment of progress on Capitol Hill.
For the first time ever, legislation specifically aimed at combating and expanding access to treatment for anorexia and bulimia among other disorders is quietly moving through Congress and has a shot at passage this fall.