Self-Care in Recovery (Speech from NEDAcon)

By Shalini Wickramatilake On May 12, 2018, I spoke on a panel, "Self-Care, Expectations, and Maintenance in Recovery," at the first regional National Eating Disorders Association (NEDA) Conference at Drexel University in Philadelphia, PA. For those of you who weren't able to attend the conference, here's my speech: Prior to going to residential treatment last …

When Doctors Don’t Understand Eating Disorders

By Shalini Wickramatilake Last week I attended the Eating Disorders Coalition's (EDC) Advocacy Day on Capitol Hill. Our "ask" for the day was for members of the House of Representatives and Senate to take steps to ensure that more medical professionals get training on how to identify eating disorders and intervene appropriately. It's safe to …