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Posts Tagged ‘eating disorder’

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In Their Own Words

Sponsored by our community partners Pain Free Life Centers Essays from local teens dealing with mental health challenges. Teens involved in UMatter at the Friendship Circle in West Bloomfield periodically submit essays to the organization’s website that deal with their own personal struggles with mental health. Friendship Circle is sharing these anonymous essays with the JN.…

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Run Strong Project founders Sara Plumstead and Amy Haenick.

Run Strong

Two women bond over running and beating anorexia and launch a business. Upon meeting at work, 40-something fitness instructors Amy Haenick and Sara Plumstead soon realized they had a lot in common, including supportive husbands, great children, college life at Michigan State, a commitment to physical fitness — and triumph over anorexia nervosa. Each woman…

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Stella Brown of Birmingham

Faces & Places: “One Thing I Wish You Knew”

Five Oakland County teens, members of UMatter, a Friendship Circle-based program focused on teen mental health, got up in front of a crowd and shared their stories in a program called “One Thing I Wish You Knew” March 21. They shared stories of how they overcame challenges like verbal abuse by an alcoholic parent, battling…

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