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Episode 5: “I’m Afraid I’ll Make It Worse”: Why We Need to Talk About Mental Health

Ashley (she/her) and Sam (she/her) weigh in on the bill passed by the West Virginia House requiring schools to provide eating disorder and self-harm training. This episode includes less obvious signs of an eating disorder and other mental health issues, as well as tips and tools on how to approach a loved one who might be struggling. The hosts discuss the intersectional relationships between eating disorders, suicidality, and marginalized identities, and the detrimental impact of diet culture and weight stigma on timely assessments, diagnoses, and treatment.

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