Navigating Holiday Stress: Understanding Eating Disorders and Coping Mechanisms 

Navigating Holiday Stress: Understanding Eating Disorders and Coping Mechanisms 

The holiday season is often painted with images of joy, celebration, and togetherness. However, for those struggling with eating disorders, this festive time can be one of stress and anxiety. Food-centric gatherings, societal pressure to indulge, and the fear of judgment can trigger an even more difficult relationship between food and one’s body. As a…

How to Support Loved Ones with Eating Disorders During the Holiday Season 

How to Support Loved Ones with Eating Disorders During the Holiday Season 

The holiday season is typically filled with joyous occasions spent with family, cozy nights indoors, and celebrations with delicious food. For people struggling with eating disorders, however, these winter months can bring about increased inner pain and turmoil as they navigate around meals and foods commonly enjoyed with family and friends. The stress of dealing…

Eating Disorders in the Black Community: A Conversation with Roland Martin Unfiltered

Eating Disorders in the Black Community: A Conversation with Roland Martin Unfiltered

On December 12, Dr. Goode was honored to have the opportunity to have a conversation with Roland Martin and his panel about eating disorders in Black Americans. Check out the conversation here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a4fHIDcajd0 If you believe you have an eating disorder and would like additional support, contact the NEDA Hotline or find a therapist in…

Navigating Recovery During the Holidays

Navigating Recovery During the Holidays

During the holiday season, more than 85% of Americans are known to overeat (Perrigo, 2018). The emphasis on food and food–centered celebrations can make the holidays even more difficult for people with eating disorders and/or in recovery. For instance, for individuals with eating disorders, it can be stressful to know that others will see what…