Celebrating ten years of eating disorder advocacy

We’ve Just Turned 10!

This month, The Joy Project turns 10– that’s right, TEN years old. What an amazing journey it has been so far. Ten years of providing support via our message boards at joyprojectonline.com Ten years of outreach and advocacy, including meetings with members of Congress, community speaking engagements, outreach with federal agencies, and more one-on-one conversations [...]

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Support The Joy Project As You Shop Online!

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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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. [...]

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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 [...]

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SAMHSA Announces New Definition of Recovery

The United States Substance Abuse & Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) recently announced its new “Working Definition of Recovery”.┬áThis 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 [...]

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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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Treatment Directory

Our online Treatment Directory is provided in the hope that it will make the process of finding treatment a bit easier. More importantly, we hope that it will help patients to find the treatment program that best fits their individual needs. Our Treatment Directory provides in-depth information about each program, including: contact information, number of [...]

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