BED Week logoIf you’re familiar with Beutiful,, Binge Eating Disorder Association (BEDA) or Kari Adams with Killer Confidence with The Kari Adams Show, you may have seen a lot of activity last week about an event called “Binge Eating Disorder (BED) Week”. The five-day event, from May 27-31, has just ended – but not to worry if you missed it! We’ve put together a collection of everything the Binge Eating Disorder Week team and supporters produced over the week!

Moving Forward

binge eating disorderEven though the social network campaign has ended, our responsibilities to our minds, bodies and culture have not. Please take some time to look at the action items below and commit to including them in your personal interactions with your doctors, legislative activism and any other community that you think will benefit from this encouragement. Those with BED have suffered in silence for too long. This year the American Psychiatric Association released its 5th edition of the Diagnostic and Statistics Manual earlier this month, which for the first time includes Binge Eating Disorder as its own distinct category. This is a big step forward to recognizing the disorder as the mental health issue it is, but much more work lies ahead in order for those suffering to get quality care and access to that care. The organizations sponsoring BED Week have identified several important action items that will increase prevention and access to treatment. We call on all eating disorders and healthcare professional societies, patient advocacy groups, private foundations, and government funding sources to scale up the discussion and action around the following: 1.     Communicate that BED is a mental health condition requiring treatment 2.     Increase prevention and treatment research, education, and outreach 3.     End weight stigma and body bullying 4.     Train all healthcare providers to recognize Binge Eating Disorder 5.     Increase support of policy and advocacy education

Thank Yous

binge eating disorderThis campaign would not have been possible were it not for the generosity of our contributors. They enthusiastically poured their expertise into their posts and engaged with us to make sure we brought you the most credible and meaningful information. We want to give the most sincere thanks to the following individuals:

­  BED Week Article Index below or visit the BED Week Post Schedule here

External Posts and Supporting Articles

Here is a complete list of all the wonderful articles that were written about Binge Eating Disorder (BED) Week! A big thank you to our supporters for their thoughtful and complimentary pieces! Green Mountain at Fox Run’s Blog, A Weight Lifted: Preventing & Treating Binge Eating Disorder: It’s BED Week! CFJ Counseling’s Chelsea Fielder-Jenkins: ·       Kicking off BED Week, May 27-31: The “do one thing a day” social media challenge! ·       Day Two of BED Week: What is BED? ·       Day Three of BED Week: Five Common Myths ·       Day Four of BED Week: What causes BED? ·       Day Five of BED Week: BED Treatment Libero Network: Binge Eating Disorder (BED) Awareness Week Psychology Today:

Eating Disorders News: Nancy Matsumoto – Check it out online: BED Week HealthShire: HealthShire’s Lana Reihani – #identitycrisis beat (beating eating disorders UK): beat – Binge Eating Disorder Awareness Week: Mythbusting

Activity on Social Networks

 We held a tweetchat! On May 29th, BED Week partner Kari Adams of Killer Confidence with The Kari Adams show hosted a live tweetchat from 12-1pm (EDT). The hashtag to access all of the comments is #BEDCHAT – be sure to filter through the “All” option, not just “Top Tweets” in the upper left side of your screen. binge eating disorderThe outcome was fantastic and several eating disorder experts participated: Marsha Hudnall, MS, RD, CD of Green Mountain at Fox Run; Dr. Lauren Muhlheim; Academy for Eating Disorders; E. Fitsimmons-Craft; Carrie Arnold; Kristin Seattle; Breathe & Nourish; Chelsea Fielder-Jenkins of CFJ Counseling and Dr. Stacy Rosenfeld – lots of great info was shared in discussion. You can review the chat by using the hashtag #BEDCHAT  Our twitter campaign In addition to using the BED Week facebook event page, we also took to twitter to do some serious promotion, fact-sharing and discussion. You can catch up on the tweets by using the hashtags #BEDWEEK, #DSM5, #BEDAWARENESS, #EATINGDISORDER and #ED. Check out the facebook event page! Our Binge Eating Disorder Week images Over the days of BED Week, we shared tons of great images which included factual information, quotes from leading experts in the eating disorder community and inspirational quotes from celebrities. You can check these images out on the BED Week 2013 Pinterest board!

Social Network Support

Organizations: Teaser 1Academy for Eating Disordersbeat – Beat Eating Disorders UKBody Love WellnessCastlewood Treatment CentersCenter for Eating DisordersCRC HealthEating Disorders Coalition for Research and Policy ActionEDC DenverGreen Mountain at Fox RunHealthShireLibero NetworkPershing Turner Centers Individuals, Twitter Followers and Facebook Friends: Angela Wurtzel, MA, MFTAnna Sweeney, MS, RDBHNDPGBrittishFittieCarol Kivler, MS, CSPCarrie ArnoldChelsea Fielder-JenkinsCindy HornsbyColleen Kelly of Jeanne Murphy, PRDiane Keddy MS, RDDr. Deah SchwartzDr. Lauren MuhlheimDr. Stacy RosenfeldE. Fitsimmons-CraftEating Disorder Network of MarylandEDRCEnthriveGirls Change the WorldJana MillerJavier N. Anselmo, MDKathleen MacDonaldKerri WachterKristin SeattleLaura CollinsMEDA – Multi Service Eating Disorder AssociationMental Health LaurNormal In SchoolsPatricia LemoineRecovery SamTherapeutic SpaceVoiceAcceptanceWalden Behavioral CareYve Clark

BED Week Article Index

Here is a compilation of all the articles that were posted on our websites during BED Week, as well as information about our amazing contributors.  Please visit the BED Week Post Schedule for more information. Articles at Beutiful Magazine:

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