In this podcast Tabitha gets to talk to one of her favorite eating disorder experts: Laura Collins Lyster-Mensh. We discuss FEAST, eating disorder peer support forums, and how to take the sting out of an eating disorder diagnosis for the family members involved.
Laura founded FEAST, and this website is a true gift for any parent navigating the world of eating disorders. Since FEAST Laura has stayed active in the eating disorder parent community and works with treatment centers on how they can better gear services towards families from start to end.
Laura Collins Lyster-Mensh wrote the book “Eating With Your Anorexic,” which provided a blueprint for all parents struggling with the elemental challenge of parenting a child with anorexia nervosa.
In 2008, Laura became the original Executive Director of FEAST — Families Empowered and Supporting Treatment of Eating Disorders.
Laura now operates Circum Mensam. She offers her knowledge and experience in the field of eating disorders from a parent perspective to educational and advocacy organizations. Starting in 2017 Laura is also providing services for parents as well: through private consultations and Starfish Packages.