CW: eating disorders/disordered eating
Should a person suffering from or recovering from an eating disorder fast on Yom Kippur? How can we change our own harmful attitudes towards food and our bodies?
Temimah Zucker is a licensed clinical social worker providing sessions to those in New York and New Jersey who struggle with mental health concerns, eating disorders, disordered eating, and body image. She is a metro-New York supervisor at Monte Nido Manhattan and is an adjunct professor at the Wurzweiler School of Social Work. Temimah writes for the Jewish Link and speaks around the country on the subject of eating disorders and disordered eating and continues to work toward creating Tikvah V'Chizuk, an organization geared toward the Jewish community with regard to support for those in recovery as well as their loved ones.
If you or someone you know is suffering from an eating disorder, help is available. Call the National Eating Disorders Association Helpline or visit https://www.nationaleatingdisorders.org/help-support/contact-helpline Monday-Thursday 11 am - 9 pm ET and Friday 11 am - 5 pm for free, confidential emotional support. If you are in a crisis and need help immediately outside of these hours, text “NEDA” to 741741 to be connected with a trained volunteer at Crisis Text Line.
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Special thanks to our executive producer, Adina Karp
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"Midnight Tale" by Kevin MacLeod (https://incompetech.com)
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