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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, [...]

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Doing some online shopping? A few additional clicks can earn money for your favorite nonprofit- without costing you anything! Click the link below and enter your info. $5 will be donated to The Joy Project! Then, any time you shop online at one of 1600 iGive-affiliated stores, The Joy Project will receive a percentage of [...]

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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 [...]


SAMHSA and TJP Partner for Consumer-Driven Discussion of EDs

The Joy Project staffers Serena Iacono and Joy Nollenberg traveled to Rockville, MD, to give a presentation on Empowerment in Eating Disorder Recovery. The presentation was sponsored by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) Center for Mental Health Services, Office of Consumer Affairs, in conjunction with the National Institutes of Health, and [...]

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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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You Are Not Alone Volume 2 is now available through Amazon!

Proceeds of “You Are Not Alone Volume 2″ to Benefit The Joy Project

You Are Not Alone Volume 2 is a collection of stories of recovery and hope, compiled by Andrea Roe with Shannon Cutts. Included in this book is the Founder of The Joy Project’s own personal story of recovery. This book is available through, and all profits from sales will be donated to The Joy Project and MentorCONNECT. MentorCONNECT is an organization, founded by [...]

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