Monday, September 26, 2016

Actress Christina DeRosa Comes Out About …

In support of the more than 38 million Americans currently struggling from any of the 6 types of eating disorders* … we are SO PROUD of Christina DeRosa for taking this brave step in coming out about her journey.  Bravo to you, Christina — you are the #RealDeal.  Check out her interview with us, here!

~Robyn Hussa Farrell, Author/Editor of #RealDeal

*Yes, as of this year, there are now SIX types!  (AN = Anorexia Nervosa, BN = Bulimia Nervosa, BED = Binge Eating Disorder, OSFED = Other Specified Feeding or Eating Disorder, ARFID = Avoidant / Restrictive Food Intake Disorder or UFED = Unspecified Feeding or Eating Disorder).  All eating disorders are the most deadly and complex of all psychiatric illnesses and require treatment from a team of qualified professionals.  We strongly encourage anyone who may need help to find a professional who is a Certified Eating Disorders Specialist (CEDS) through the International Association of Eating Disorders Professionals (iaedp) or someone who is a Fellow of the Academy for Eating Disorders (FAED).  These qualifications should be listed after the name of a medical doctor, nurse, registered dietician or licensed psychotherapist — they could literally make all the difference in a patient’s recovery journey.  Find a professional in your area by searching on the  AED and IAEDP websites.

Find evidence-based resources for schools, parents, teachers and coaches on our website at mentalfitness, inc. or thinkeatplay.org (for female athletes).

 

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