We are a society that is obsessed with a woman’s weight and I am really getting tired of it. It’s not one thing that we fight to compete in a man’s world as mothers, wives, workers, and lovers, but we also have this constant uphill battle when it comes to the way we see ourselves and the way [...]
by Melissa DeHart - Former Patient/Alumni Coordinator on Oct 04, 2012
by Melissa DeHart - Former Patient/Alumni Coordinator on Sep 18, 2012
When I was eight years old, I was standing in my kitchen and saw my mother put a handful of M&M’s in her mouth and the spit them out in the sink. I asked her why she did it and her answer was simple..”to save calories”. I never ever saw her do it again, but [...]
by Rader Programs on Aug 25, 2012
After being released from rehab last year, singer and actress Demi Lovato has been public about her battles with anorexia, bulimia and cutting. Unlike some celebrities, who refuse to discuss any aspect of their treatment and rehabilitation, Lovato has made it clear that she wants other young girls who are facing bullying, body issues and [...]
by Rader Programs on Jun 29, 2011
So much to discuss this week in Eating Disorder News – Yoplait launches a commercial that has sparked a lot of controversy in claims that it promotes eating disorders, watch the video here and decide for yourself. Housewife of Orange County Alexis Ballino talks about her lifelong struggle with Anorexia and Bulimia. Weightloss Surgery for Teens on the rise. Find out the latest statistics on teens receiving Lapband and other bariatric surgery procedures.
by Melissa DeHart - Former Patient/Alumni Coordinator on Jun 03, 2011
So what happens when Eight people with eating disorders head to a rural Texas treatment center to undergo an intense 42-day program with therapist Tennie McCarty. McCarty uses a tough-love approach and unorthodox methods to help her patients overcome their disorders? DRAMA, DRAMA and wait for it…
by Melissa DeHart - Former Patient/Alumni Coordinator on May 27, 2011
Recovering from Anorexia is crazy hard, and being 16 and having “Mommy issues” is even harder. Getting pregnant on top of all of that? Well, let’s just say most people would consider that a nightmare. Unfortunately for Kayla Jackson that nightmare is a living reality. The hardest part about an eating disorder is that your drug of choice is NOT something you can avoid. We all need to eat to stay alive, but what if you also have to eat to let another person live?
by Melissa DeHart - Former Patient/Alumni Coordinator on Apr 25, 2011
In my last blog I had written about my weakness as well as a lot of other peoples’ obsession for celebrities, what they are doing, where they are going, and how we just cannot seem to get enough of them. I also believe that part of that reason is our own need for escape from the mundane, and that…
by Melissa DeHart - Former Patient/Alumni Coordinator on Apr 22, 2011
I have a sincere confession to make: Hello my name is Melissa and I am an out of the closet issue addict. And, when I say this, I mean I am addicted to the latest ‘issue’ on anything. I read Cosmo like it’s the Bible, and I load up on the latest printed eye candy like it is a drug. I love anything on fashion, celebrities, and gossip…
by Melissa DeHart - Former Patient/Alumni Coordinator on Apr 08, 2011
So if anybody knows what it is like to be on national TV with your whole eating disorder being exposed, it is I. I have blogged many times on it, and have pretty strong opinions when it comes to anybody and their pain being told to the whole entire world. In 2004, when I was given the opportunity to appear on a national talk show to share my story, it was half out of desperation and half out of the dazzle and bedazzle that…
by Bridget Loves on Dec 28, 2010
I must admit as an educated and fairly cultured young women I have to admit I have an addiction. I don’t think it is the kind to be cured in rehab. If they put us in rehab I think the problem would get worse. My problem is reality tv. I can’t get enough. And when I can, I can’t stop watching!