What about an eating disorders conference for sufferers?
Posted Apr 09 2013 7:26pm
My dear friend and colleague June Alexander asks a great question with her recent post about whether sufferers are welcome and needed at eating disorder conferences.
So now I wanted to ask you - are recovering and recovered people an untapped resource in the greater eating disorders field? Would you like your own conference on eating disorders? Would you like to share what you want and need with the professionals who treat you and the carers who support you?
Read June's paper and add your own thoughts!
From June Alexander: "Sufferers - an untapped resource"
I come from the ‘sufferer’ or ‘person with the eating disorder’
background, and over recent years I have started to wonder why more
people ‘like me’ are not at eating disorder conferences – which I always
find helpful and nurturing. I reached out to others in the ED field,
and discussion has led to this article: Sufferers – an untapped resource in the field of eating disorders .
We all – researchers, treatment providers, advocates, carers and …
yes, SUFFERERS – must be acknowledged as part of the solution in the
quest to understand, treat and prevent eating disorders.
When a problem needs solving, it helps to have contributions from
diverse problem-solvers whose experiences and approaches differ. Each
person and institution in whatever capacity has a crucial and different
role to play in eradicating “Ed”. A solution cannot be discovered in a