39: Johanna Kandel on Identifying and Navigating Eating Disorders

Welcome to Episode 39 of The Madhappy Podcast. This week, we are excited to welcome Johanna Kandel, CEO of the non-profit National Alliance For Eating Disorders, to hear more about her motivation to increase conversation and access to important resources to support people who struggle with eating disorders around the world. We kick off the episode as Johanna talks Mason through some of her childhood experiences (2:18), speaking about her process of identifying (7:23) and navigating her eating disorder (12:57). Johanna opens up about her recovery process (16:09), before shedding light on the inspiration behind her non-profit organization (31:11). The two talk about ways to identify an eating disorder (36:51) leading to a conversation about the positives and negatives of social media in relation to body image and mental health (40:35). Before wrapping up, Johanna shares tips on how to talk with friends and loved ones about eating disorders (47:07) and highlights a few events the National Alliance For Eating Disorders is hosting in the coming months to continue spreading awareness and fostering conversations (49:35). We talk about some serious topics on this show. We are not professionals and are not giving advice. If you or someone you know needs help, please text start to 741741 and for additional resources please visit LocalOptimist.com/Get-Help The Madhappy Podcast is for informational and entertainment purposes only and is not a replacement for medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. Follow us: @Madhappy | @LocalOptimist Visit us: Madhappy.com | LocalOptimist.com

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