Common Good Books presents Becky Henry, author of Just Tell Her To Stop: Family Stories of Eating Disorders. (With guest speaker Kathleen MacDonald from the Eating Disorders Coalition)
Date: Monday, August 22, 2011
Time: 7:30 PM
Location: The Emily Program Foundation 2265 Como Avenue, Saint Paul MN 55108
Eating disorders are the most deadly of all mental illnesses. It is no surprise that the author panicked watching the daughter she knew "disappear" as the powerful bully took control. After extensive research, she finally got help to save her daughter's life.
The tips at the end of each family's story are most insightful. No topic was left unturned insurance; treatment centers; extended family's response; age at onset; other addictions; fear and hopelessness; AND joy and successful recovery.
All aspects of a family living with a loved one are covered. Dads, moms and siblings speak. Who better to tell the stories than those living with, struggling to understand, and dealing with the day-to-day challenges that can be overwhelming. The message is: You are not alone-and there is HOPE.
Becky Henry is an author, speaker and family advocate offering workshops, individualized coaching and support groups for those who love someone with an eating disorder. She shares her parent's viewpoint on eating disorders with health professionals, educational institutions and other parents. Having traversed the complex medical and financial maze that accompanies eating disorders, in this book Becky shares her commitment to families who have one goal: To save their child's life.
Kathleen MacDonald suffered with a variety of “eating disorders” (anorexia, bulimia, exercise bulimia, dieting, disordered eating, and body image issues) for over 16 years of her life before she undertook her “Journey to Healthy”. Kathleen addresses the complex realities of eating disorders, encourages those suffering, or those who know someone suffering, to reach out for help. She offers hope for a life free from eating disordered thoughts and behaviors, freedom from body image issues, and she empowers those listening to change their lives.