REDMOND, Ore., Nov. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Eating Disorder Hope, a leading online community dedicated to helping those who struggle with disordered eating, will host a TweetChat on November 20, 2014 with noted author, speaker and TV personality Brian Cuban. The TweetChat will cover tips and insights to assist those struggling with eating disorders in successfully navigating the holiday season while in recovery from eating disorder and body image concerns.
Brian Cuban will share his experiences that led him to write Shattered Image, which chronicles Cuban's own struggles with bulimia, addiction and body dysmorphic disorder. He speaks from a rarely heard male perspective about the daily horrors of suffering from body dysmorphic disorder (BDD), a disease in which the sufferer is preoccupied with a distorted sense of self-image and is often afflicted with eating disorders, depression and addiction. Cuban will be awarding one signed copy of his book Shattered Image to a lucky TweetChat participant.
Many struggle with depression, anxiety and emotional issues related to the holidays. Rather than feel alone or isolated, we encourage the community to join our TweetChat and find hope and encouragement to enjoy the Holidays without succumbing to eating disorder relapse. Beyond the holidays, millions of individuals with eating disorders and related issues have a difficult time finding reliable information, support and resources online. Eating Disorder Hope, (www.eatingdisorderhope.com), a website first launched in 2005, is specifically designed to offer information and resources for those struggling with these disorders.
"We are excited to share Brian Cuban's thoughts on eating disorder recovery through the Holidays with our online community," said Jacquelyn Ekern, a licensed professional counselor and founder of Eating Disorder Hope. "Our TweetChats are designed to enhance our already extensive coverage on topics such as anorexia, bulimia, binge eating disorder and more." The website also offers a large national treatment directory with additional detailed coverage of eating disorder treatment centers.
Jacquelyn Ekern, LPC, Founder and President of Eating Disorder Hope, states her personal battle with and recovery from an eating disorder fueled her passion to help others overcome this debilitating disease. The site is a global resource for help and healing for millions of disordered eating sufferers and their loved ones.
"Eating Disorder Hope is just that -- real hope. If you or your loved one has been touched by an eating disorder, with just one click, you can connect with others who have struggled and, more importantly, found freedom," said Jenni Schaefer, author, Life Without Ed and Goodbye Ed, Hello Me (McGraw-Hill). "You will find the necessary resources for healing."
Eating Disorder Hope offers a national directory guide for eating disorder support groups and therapists, as well as information and resources to those suffering from eating disorders. Eating Disorder Hope provides access to treatment providers and loved ones by providing exclusive articles, eating disorder event listings, and recovery tips for women and men who are struggling with anorexia, bulimia, binge eating disorder and co-occurring disorders.
About Eating Disorder Hope
Jacquelyn Ekern, MS, LPC is the founder of Eating Disorder Hope, an encompassing educational resource of support and referrals for those struggling with eating disorders and related issues. The website promotes ending eating disordered behavior, embracing life and pursuing recovery. Eating Disorder Hope fosters appreciation of one's uniqueness and value in the world, unrelated to appearance or achievement. For more information, please visit www.eatingdisorderhope.com, Eating Disorder Hope on Twitter (http://twitter.com/edhope) and Facebook (http://www.facebook.com/pages/Eating-Disorder-Hope/83317933683).
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