Check out NAMI Keystone Pennsylvania’s Weekly Roundup, a list of interesting blog posts, online content, and podcasts relating to mental illness and mental health, picked by our staff. To raise awareness for National Eating Disorder Awareness Week, this week’s weekly roundup will focus on eating disorders and the individuals and organizations that are working to promote recovery.
The articles and blogs included on this list do not necessarily represent the views of NAMI.
Around The Web
“Adam Rippon on Quiet Starvation in Men’s Figure Skating” by Karen Crouse for The New York Times (Link)
According to the National Eating Disorders Association, around 10 million men will at some point struggle with an eating disorder, yet, eating disorders in men are rarely talked about. In this article, figure skaters Adam Rippon and Brian Boitano talk about the culture of perfection, body image, and starvation in men’s figure skating.
“Anorexia And Bulimia Are Black Women’s Diseases, Too” by Erica Hawkins for Huffpost (Link)
Numerous studies have found discrimination and gaps among mental health professionals in diagnosing and treating eating disorders in young black woman. In this article, Erica Hawkins combines her personal experience with leading research.
“2016: The Year I Recovered from an Eating Disorder” by Dinah Davis on Medium (Link)
In this detailed personal memoir, Dinah Davis describes her journey recovering from Other Specified Feeding or Eating Disorder (OSFED), formerly known as Eating Disorder Not Otherwise Specified (EDNOS). OSFED often presents as a combination of symptoms from anorexia, bulimia, and binge eating disorder.