Each year, the National Alliance for Eating Disorders hosts Not One More Weekend to raise awareness of eating disorders, to offer support, and to raise funds for free, virtual, eating disorders support groups. As an ally of The Alliance and of Not One More Weekend, Reasons Eating Disorder Center is committed to being a part of this important conversation.
Recently, Reasons alumni and staff came together to discuss what “Not One More” meant to each of us. The conversation was inspiring, challenging, and organically shifted into a discussion about, “How do we create the changes we hope to see? What are the opportunities we can take?”
As a result of this conversation, our thoughts on “Not One More” began to focus on the idea of not one more opportunity missed to make a difference within the eating disorder recovery community. We generated a list of inspiring opportunities, and also an immediate action we could take together: co-authoring this blog post to share the notes from our conversation. Our hope was that our collective list of “not one more” opportunities to explore, and our collective voices shared in this post might spark ideas of your own, or help you identify “one more” opportunity that you don’t want to miss on the path of eating disorder recovery.
“Not One More” Opportunities from Reasons Alumni:
While “Not One More” opportunities like these can serve as a meaningful battle cry and motivator, we know that the words themselves are not enough. Identifying, and then acting on, these opportunities can feel a bit overwhelming. Where do you even start?
These are just a few ideas for how you can take action on your “Not One More” opportunities, but the opportunities are endless. Remember: you are strong and you can help! We all have different gifts to bring to this important initiative, and every one of us must heed our personal calling to help. Because we all want to live in a world of not one more.
Reasons Eating Disorder Center in Los Angeles, CA provides comprehensive, personalized and gender-inclusive treatment programs for ages 18 and older. Reasons’ programs are designed to address the complexities of eating disorders and their intersection with anxiety, trauma, OCD, and substance abuse by providing each patient with a multidisciplinary team of professionals to assist in their process of healing. We offer our patients hope rooted in the belief that they are capable of living an authentic life of meaning and connectedness.
If you or someone you love is struggling with an eating disorder, please reach out to us at The Alliance. Our team is uniquely qualified to connect you with the support needed to begin your recovery journey. Visit our national, interactive database to find eating disorder treatment near you today or reach out to us for more help and resources.
To learn more about the NOT ONE MORE movement, visit https://www.notonemore.co/.