Here’s a scary and rarely discussed stat: eating disorders have the highest mortality rate of any mental illness and suicide rates are 23 percent higher in those with eating disorders than in the general population. In addition, for those with eating disorders, rates of death are elevated compared to those suffering from other mental health disorders such as depression, bipolar disorder and schizophrenia. Because this topic is so important — and alarmingly, on the rise — we reached out to Jamie Manwaring, primary therapist at Eating Recovery Center in Denver, for her tips on how to talk to a loved one…

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It doesn’t take long to forget how it felt to be pregnant. My last baby was born almost three years ago — which is not long, I realize, but long enough that I’ve forgotten what it was like to be a pregnant woman surrounded by family, friends … and deeply held (and proudly spouted) societal beliefs about what I should do and how I should feel during that extremely intimate time in my life. Long enough that I’ve realized … it doesn’t take long to find yourself on the unsolicited advice side on the topic of pregnancy. An old friend…

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