Hi my name is Michelle Airhart I am a survivor who got fed up waiting on the system to help. I took the ball into
my court and now in 2 months I have done more then my local mh/mr office has accomplished in a year to support and develop
a support system for people with eating disorders. It took a survivor to take action. Even if the MH/MR office
would have tried to develop a program, its not the same as it coming from a survivor. I have started an Eating Disorder support
group and I am now the area coordinator for the National Eating Disorder Association. So I welcome you
and thank you.
Hi, my name is Jordan and this year I am co-coordinator for NEDAW- the Wilkes-Barre Chapter. I am
currently a 2nd year human serivice major consentrating in social work. I plan on becomming a councelor for eating disorders
and eventually I would like to go to seminary and become a Christian councelor. I am very excited to talk with you and get
you on your path to over comming your ana/mia. Take it from someone who knows what it's like to hate her body...its hard
to overcome the thoughts of taking control of the situation and losing the weight you think you need to lose. I have learned
in a long hard struggle that it's so much better to talk to someone and get those feeling out in the open and overcome such
a horrible disorder, than it is to succomb to it. Recovery is a long hard road, but together we can survive from any ED. So
please join Michelle and I in the live chat and feel free to e-mail me with any questions you may have at firstname.lastname@example.org. I can't wait to talk to you. God Bless.
Audrey is current president of NAMI A Wilkes-Barre
Chapter (The National Alliance for the Mentally Ill). She has developed the advocacy
group “Breaking Bread, Breaking the Silence”, in Hazleton and Tunkhannock.
Plans are underway for Wilkes-Barre in the very near future. She has started new NAMI support groups for
the Hazleton and Tunkhannock areas.
She is editor of the NAMI Wilkes-Barre Chapter News, a monthly newsletter. She
is assisting at the new NAMI Vets support group and the Eating Disorders Group. Audrey
is a trained Family to Family Education teacher and a PMHCA member (Pennsylvania Mental Health Consumers Association. Audrey is currently developing an Early Childhood Education Mental Illness Anti-Stigma
program with her NAMI Chapter’s Education Committee.
We offer a support group,
A Group through Yahoo where there is an interactive chat
1 on 1 mettings for survivors and involved parties