Eating Disorder Patient Leader #FollowFriday – March 2nd, 2018

Happy Friday, Patient Leaders!

This past week the online health community celebrated National Eating Disorder Awareness Week.  This awareness campaign is meant to start a conversation, help raise awareness, bust myths, and provide help for those struggling with an eating disorder.

Thousands of patients, supports, and advocates turned to social media this past week to celebrate #NEDAAwareness and break the stigma behind the mental health disorder.

The week may be coming to an end, but these three eating disorder Patient Leaders refuse to let the conversation end.


Lindsey Hall

Eating Disorder Patient Leader

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“Now in recovery, I chose to share the nitty gritty experience about my 6-week treatment journey with the world, and what spawned from those posts is advocacy. A passion.

I advocate because I know what it’s like to not feel ‘sick enough’. I understand what it’s like to live in the ED world – and not use your voice.

I advocate because I still don’t always know what ‘recovery’ means – but I’m okay with that. We live in a world where it’s hard to ask for help, whether it be our own fear or cultural standards.

I advocate because I refuse to miss another day, month, or year of my life to my physical appearance – and I want to remind people that they don’t have to live that way either. We are all just human – a series of choices.

Colleen Werner

Eating Disorder Patient Leader

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“I’m an advocate because my personal struggles with my eating disorder and anxiety disorder have shown me how lonely and hard it can be. I want to devote my life to helping people in the way that others have helped me. The power of community and advocacy is immeasurable.”



Kristen Long

Eating Disorder Patient Leader

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“Throughout my recovery, I have encountered so many misconceptions about eating disorders and recovery. I hope to share my own experience to help bridge this gap and to provide a resource for support systems. I want people to see that eating disorders don’t have a specific body type, that recovery isn’t just about eating more food & if we start a conversation about it, we can easily support those around us struggling with an eating disorder.”


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