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We all know how diverse the stories of Eating Disorders are. Let’s educate the rest of the world! What makes your story unique? What do you wish people knew about EDs? What moment was the turning point in recovery? Let’s counteract the stereotypes and the attempts to fit EDs into a tiny little homegeneous box. [...]

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New Friday Night Support Group

The Joy Project hosts weekly support groups. This is a safe space for members of the community who are struggling to recover from eating disorders. Anyone affected by eating disorder or body image issues is welcome. Friends and family members are welcome as well. In addition to the weekly support group meetings held on Monday nights, [...]

Eating Disorder Law Blog

Q&A With Lisa Kantor: How to Get Coverage for the Treatment of my Eating Disorder

Seeking treatment for an eating disorder can be emotionally and financially draining. The attorneys at Kantor & Kantor reached out to the eating disorder community to find out what types of questions people had when looking for insurance coverage for the treatment of eating disorders. To read the questions and answers, click the link below. [...]


Shift in Goals Improves Treatment for Severe Anorexia

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Committing to Change

Making a change can be a very difficult decision. When the New Year rolls around, we tend to be pumped for a new start and ready to alter the path we have been going down. By February our motivation has usually diminished a little and we have maybe started to travel down our old paths. [...]

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Intuitive Eating

This article highlights the findings of a study done on intuitive eating. The main topics analyzed include intuitive eating among young adults according to their socio-demographic characteristics and BMI. Plus the association between intuitive and disorder eating. The study concluded that those who practiced intuitive eating actually tended to weigh less then those who restrict [...]


SAMHSA Announces New Definition of Recovery

The United States Substance Abuse & Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) recently announced its new “Working Definition of Recovery”.¬†This definition represents the culmination of a lengthy public engagement process and ongoing dialogue to refine the definition and principles. The field of Eating Disorders has traditionally struggled to come to an agreement on what it means [...]


New Study Faults Current Anorexia Treatments

The New York Times recently published an article about the results of a study that tested a more aggressive re-feeding program for patients suffering from anorexia nervosa. We’re interested in hearing your thoughts in reaction to this study. Do you think faster re-feeding would be good? bad? necessary? dangerous? frightening for patients?

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Jeanene Harlick, with her dog Franny, won coverage for residential treatment for her anorexia.

Eating Disorders: New Front in Insurance Fight- NY Times

Have you read the article published by the NY Times this week? This article details just some of the incredible difficulties that many people with EDs face in getting insurance coverage for treatment. This has been a big focus of The Joy Project’s work since our founding. What do you think? Read the full article [...]

Tools for Recovery

Tools for Recovery

Joy Project offers resources and information to assist you, your friends, or members of your family to recover from eating disorder. Here are some of the tools for recovery that might be helpful to you. You can also access the full list of these tools from the menu bar of our homepage as well.

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