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!
AAP Supports House Energy and Commerce Committee's Mental Health Legislation
June 15, 2016
The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) supports the House Energy and Commerce Committee Amendment to the Helping Families in Mental Health Crisis Act (H.R. 2646) and thanks Chairman Fred Upton (R-Mich.) and Ranking Member Frank Pallone (D-N.J.) for their leadership advancing this bipartisan effort to improve our mental health system to better meet the needs of children and adolescents.