On Episode 122 of You, Me, Empathy, eating disorder therapist and founder of The Eating Disorder Center, Jennifer Rollin, and I explore Jennifer’s personal eating disorder journey and recovery, how eating disorders can be a coping mechanism for underlying issues, the signs that you may be struggling with an eating disorder, the myths of eating disorders, and how to help someone who’s struggling with an eating disorder.
Jennifer opens up about her own mental health journey, including comparing herself to others in high school, struggling with anxiety, taking Adderall to eat less and lose weight, and the first time she admitted she had a problem.
We talk about the insidiousness of diet culture, eating disorders as a coping mechanism that masks deeper issues such as anxiety, feeling out of control, trauma, not feeling “good enough,” self-worth, and others. We explore the surefire signs of an eating disorder (e.g. constantly thinking about food), how to support someone who’s in the throes of an eating disorder, and the amazing work that Jennifer and her colleagues are doing at The Eating Disorder Center!
Trigger Warning: Anxiety, substance use, suicidal ideation, and eating disorders are mentioned in this episode.
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