In thinking about how to best respond to and discuss this article in which Hope Network was featured I became a bit overwhelmed as many topics surfaced that come to mind after reading Beth's well written article.
So, I decided to do a series addressing the different concepts I feel are so important to address.
Over the next few weeks (using that timeframe loosely) I'll be discussing these:
1. Diets turning deadly/"War on Obesity"
2. Blaming Parents...this will change in our lifetime if it is the last thing I do.
3. Medical professionals not taking eating disorders seriously.
4. Shame/Stigma/barriers to treatment
6. The wonderful work the Joy Project is doing-
Joy Project -- Grassroots nonprofit, networking self-advocacy website that provides information about support groups, treatment options, http://www.joyproject.org
7. Genetic predispostions - (will come up in some of the above but cannot be talked about enough.
8. Evidence Based Treatments - FBT
9. More on what parents/carers can do.
There, now it's out there and I'm committed.
Thank you again Beth Dooley and Star Tribune for addressing this important and often avoided topic.
Beth Dooley is a freelance writer, cookbook author and frequent contributor to: Delta Sky Magazine, Mpls StPaul Magazine and Minneapolis Star Tribune