Through collaboration, solutions will be found to the eating disorder mystery. We can all help. Including you. Your experience counts! In many, many important ways. For instance, Kelly Romano, a student in Florida State University’s Mental Health Counseling M.S./Ed.S program, is completing a masters-level thesis on the eating disorder recovery process and seeks your help.
By participating in this survey, that Kelly has created, the information you provide will be used to gain a better understanding of the recovery process and help to create new treatment interventions.
The goal in learning about the recovery process is to better meet the needs of people who are either currently struggling with an eating disorder or have been diagnosed with this condition in the past.
To complete this survey you need to be 18 or older, do not have a legal guardian, and have been diagnosed with an eating disorder at any point in your life by a qualified professional (e.g., a medical doctor, psychiatrist, psychologist, or a licensed therapist, counselor, or social worker). All responses are anonymous: the information that you provide is confidential and NO identifying information will be recorded. Click here.
Kelly’s research invitation is an example of what World Eating Disorders Action Day is all about. ACTION. Be sure to follow along on twitter @WorldEDDay and hashtag #WeDoAct, #WorldEDActionDay, @WorldEatingDisordersAction on Instagram and World Eating Disorders Action Day on Facebook.
I have written nine books about eating disorders since my recovery (my “reconnection with true self”) from anorexia nervosa and other long term mental health challenges in 2006. In 2017, I graduated as a Doctor of Philosophy (Creative Writing). My contribution to the eating disorder field was recognised at the 2016 Academy for Eating Disorders International Conference in San Francisco where I was awarded the Meehan/Hartley Award for Public Service and Advocacy. I am currently a co-chair of the NEDC Steering Committee Evidence of Experience Group, a foundation steering committee member of the annual World Eating Disorders Action Day, and an Advisory Panel member for F.E.A.S.T.