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College and Independence After an Eating Disorder: What the Experts Say

Updated: Aug 9, 2019


College and Transitions in General With an Eating Disorder in Play: What to Do?

This is crunch time for really getting college plans finalized - and a process that should include strong boundaries around full health as the number one priority. All transitions are risky times for relapse, as is increasing independence, and wait and see is rarely an effective approach. Invest a few hours in hearing from parents and professionals with lived - and successful - experience by listening to this incredible conference presentation and making your way through these important resources.These pieces are geared toward traditional year university settings and I think much of the information transfers to other types of young adult independence and how to navigate most effectively.


For me, understanding that oversight was not forever, but for now, and looking at whatever limitations were in place at any point as serving the purpose of aiming for a life without limit made all the difference.





Spoiler alert and why you need to hear this: 6 months at full independent health maintenance is what the professionals advise and there are ways to set things up for maximum success in achieving long term health and independence.



Parents of Kids With Eating Disorders Have Hard Choices to Make: They Are Often Academic, Artistic, Athletic and Full of Potential

Resources



Is Your Young Adult With an Eating Disorder Ready for College?


Going Off to College (With An Eating Disorder): 4 Tips for Parents


Returning to College


Going to College When in Recovery From an Eating Disorder


A Guide to Choosing a College for Teens with Eating Disorders


Going Away to College


My Eating Disorder Was Taking Away From My College Experience So I Chose Recovery


Why It's Important to Prioritize Your Eating Disorder Recovery


The ABCs of Going to College


Eating Disorders and College: Why the first years away from home are a perfect storm for anorexia and bulimia


What We Wish Eating Disorder Professionals Would Consider Before They Recommend My Loved One Attend College


Eating Disorders on Campus Guide










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