Why I Didn’t Ask My Law School For Mental Health Support

An important and courageous guest post from Angela Han that touches on eating disorders, sexual trauma and cultural diversity issues with regards to shame and stigma. In a 2014 study at the Yale Law School, approximately 70% of all respondents who were Yale Law students reported experiencing mental health challenges during law school. Of that […]

Let’s Talk About Eating Disorders

February 25th begins National Eating Disorder Awareness Week. Eating disorders are very stigmatized despite the fact that they have the highest mortality rate of any psychological illness. About 20-25 percent of those struggling with eating disorders are male. I remember the day in April 2007 I finally confided to my psychiatrist that I was struggling […]

What Megyn Kelly Gets Wrong About Fat Shaming

Megyn Kelly and I have things in common. We are both lawyers. We were both fat-shamed by a parent. She recently revealed that she was fat-shamed while a law student. She asked her step-father to do it as a weight loss technique. She says, “Some women want to be fat shamed” My experience with fat shaming […]

Eating Disorders: A Secret In The Legal Profession

I remember the day in April 2007 I finally confided to my psychiatrist that I was struggling with drugs and alcohol. I did not mention at that time that I had also struggled with both exercise and traditional bulimia for over two decades I felt completely stigmatized and alone in my eating disorder and did […]

The Bulimic Lawyer(And Law Student)

About a year ago, I gave a lunch talk to a group of family lawyers. I talked about drug addiction. Everyone nodded. I talked about alcoholism, and everyone knew someone. I talked about my two decades plus struggle with anorexia, then bulimia dating back to my freshman year at Penn State, through law school, and […]

Gender Bias As A Barrier To Evidenced Based Eating Disorder Treatment(An Open Letter)

Last week saw some conflict in the realm of eating disorder advocacy around the role of feminism in eating disorders treatment and recovery. It began with some “live tweets” from the Keynote Address at the 15th Renfrew Center Annual Gala. Renfrew is an eating disorders treatment center (that according to their website, treats only women). […]

When Should Advice Columnists Just Shut Up?

In order to prevent giving out medical advice which is off the mark or potentially damaging to the point of terminal, standard practice for any advice columnist should be to consult an expert and disclose who they contacted. If no expert is available, they should just shut up.

What Is Body Dysmorphic Disorder?

Watch the latest video at video.insider.foxnews.com Brian Cuban is a an author whose best-selling book “Shattered Image: My Triumph Over Body Dysmorphic Disorder” chronicles his first-hand experiences living with, and recovering from childhood bullying, eating disorders and Body Dysmorphia Disorder (BDD) and drug addiction. Brian speaks regularly to about his recovery and breaking the male […]