F.E.A.S.T's Around The Dinner Table forum

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Dear parent community,

Our Tough Topic Thursdays series is on fire, and it is FOR YOU, so I am reaching out to get your assistance on next week's broadcast. We often hear grumbles and resentment from families who feel "it's all about anorexia" and that the media, researchers, and even the ED community really centers AN and that feels isolating and unfair to those supporting people with BED, Bulimia, OSFED, ARFID, and the full range of eating disorders. The truth is: anorexia nervosa is the least common eating disorder, and people are literally released from treatment the minute they no longer "qualify" for the diagnosis despite still having a life-threatening eating disorder.

So first, please join us September 19 to watch and participate. But also: we need folks to be on screen guests to speak up on how this topic affects them, and we want to have questions and comments in advance (anonymous if desired) to read during the broadcast.

Show the world that parents and caregivers care about "Tough Topics!"
Laura (Collins) Lyster-Mensh
F.E.A.S.T. Executive Director
Thanks for highlighting this 'Tough Topic' Laura!  We have many forum members affected by other ED diagnoses besides AN.  If you have questions to pose, or would be willing to be a 'guest', it can help move our community forward.
It is good to not only hope to be successful, but to expect it and accept it--Maya Angelou
Just bumping this as a reminder for anyone who wishes to participate.
When within yourself you find the road, the right road will open.  (Dejan Stojanovic)

Food+more food+time+love+good professional help+ATDT+no exercise+ state not just weight+/- the "right" medicine= healing---> recovery(--->life without ED)
Just reminding everyone that this very interesting conversation will be happening  on the FEAST facebook page in a little over 2 hours (if I have converted the time correctly! It's 3-4 pm New York time)

All eating disorders have serious effects on health and similar mortality rates and they all most definitely cause similar distress and heartache to the patient and all their loved ones. 

Hoping you can join us,,

2015 12yo son restricting but no body image issues, no fat phobia; lost weight IP! Oct 2015 home, stable but no progress. Medical hosp to kick start recovery Feb 2016. Slowly and cautiously gaining weight at home and seeing signs of our real kid.

May 2017 Hovering around WR. Mood great, mostly. Building up hour by hour at school after 18 months at home. Summer 2017 Happy, first trip away in years, food variety, begin socialising. Sept 2017, back to school FT first time in 2 years. [thumb] 2018 growing so fast hard to keep pace with weight
  • Swedish proverb: Love me when I least deserve it because that's when I need it most.
  • We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence Recovery, then, is not an act but a habit. Aristotle.
  • If the plan doesn't work, change the plan but never the goal.
  • We cannot control the wind but we can direct the sail.