Calling National Eating Disorder Awareness Week A Success

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Eating disorder recovery website reports more women and men are finding hope from reading eating disorder recovery stories thanks to the NEDA annual campaign to raise awareness about eating disorders.

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Eating disorder therapists tell me reading recovery stories is one of the best things their patients can do during therapy because it gives the patient hope to go on., an eating disorder recovery website, is calling last week's National Eating Disorder Awareness Week a success after reporting more women and men are downloading their stories of recovery than ever before. was founded by Polly Mertens (a 20 year bulimic and now in recovery) after seeing the benefits in her own recovery and learning that therapy patients who suffer from eating disorders find relief when they read stories of people who had anorexia or bulimia and went on to have lasting recovery.

“A lot more people have been downloading my eating disorder stories book thanks to last week’s awareness campaign”, said Polly Mertens of “Eating disorder therapists tell me reading recovery stories is one of the best things their patients can do during therapy because it gives the patient hope to go on.”

Blogs and websites with eating disorder recovery stories can be a useful resource for people during their addiction recovery process. These are some of the benefits of reading the stories of people who have succeeded in achieving recovery and their blogs:

  • By reading the eating disorder stories of others, the addict is reassured that they are not alone.
  • Recovery blogs will usually tell the story from an addict’s point of view about what it is like to battle with an eating disorder. While therapists and counselors provide informative articles, sometimes these personal stories can have a greater impact.
  • Many blogs allow, and even welcome, readers to contribute by leaving comments. Some blogs allow readers to submit and publish their eating disorder recovery stories. This helps both the person submitting the story to find relief by sharing their experience and readers benefit from seeing that recovery is possible.
  • Eating disorder recovery blogs usually have a big following because they translate common eating disorder help methods into a format other addicts find easier to digest.

Last week’s eating disorder awareness campaign is being considered a big success because it created a lot of traffic to popular eating disorder recovery sites like and their blog With more therapists and treatment centers recommending eating disorder recovery stories as part of therapy, Polly Mertens says “we’re happy the awareness campaign spread the word that we have these recovery stories available for people on our website. People tell me all the time how much my stories helped them find comfort and hope during their recovery. I just wish the awareness campaign could last all year long so more and more people could experience recovery.” is a recovery website that provides eating disorder support and treatment information, self-help resources, and alternative treatment methods for people with anorexia, bulimia, binge eating disorder and other food addictions. Their eating disorder recovery stories book is provided as a free resource to visitors, eating disorder therapists and residential treatment centers.

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