Interviewing dozens of families Becky Henry filled her book Just Tell Her to Stop: Family Stories of Eating Disorders
with personal accounts that not only educate about eating disorders but provide help to those impacted by these deadly illnesses.
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.
When families feel frustrated isolated and alone (very common because the disease is often kept as a ''family secret'') they need a respected resource to show there is help and people to talk to.
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 CPCC 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.
In addition to over eighteen years of experience in leadership meeting facilitation and conflict resolution Becky studied psychology at Gustavus Adolphus College and is a graduate of The Coaches Training Institute (CTI).