February 24th to March 1st is National Eating Disorder (NED) Awareness Week. Those of us in recovery are very familiar with the difficult challenges associated with emotional eating. However, many people do not know about the symptoms, health consequences, and types of eating disorders. The National Eating Disorders Association suggests several ways for participating in NED Awareness Week, including the following:
- Share your story about your body acceptance journey with group therapy members, trusted friends, or family
- Know that your story is valid and deserves to be heard, regardless of your body shape, race, gender identity or socioeconomic status
- Reflect on the positive steps you have taken in your journey
If you feel comfortable about joining the online conversation about eating and body image online, use hashtags #NEDAwareness and #ComeAsYouAre on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Tumblr, Pinterest, YouTube, and LinkedIn. Your story may encourage someone else who is struggling with their own recovery journey.
Our Thoughtful Manhattan and Highland Park Therapist Offers Compassionate Help to Those in Recovery
Therapy can open a door to freedom when we are weighed down by eating issues and negative thoughts. Joanne Gerr, L.C.S.W., has dedicated her career to helping people explore healthy habits and new ways of thinking. We offer confidential consultations in Highland Park, New Jersey and Manhattan, New York. To meet with a Highland Park or Manhattan therapist, contact us online or give us a call at 212-750-8130. Joanne Gerr offers assistance to clients throughout New York and New Jersey including Manalapan Township, Marlboro, and Westfield, New Jersey.