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Overcoming Teen Anorexia with Support and Resilience: Alaina's Story

Alaina was a typical preteen girl trying to navigate adolescence, finding friends and identity through her softball team. But when her sports training triggered disordered eating, her mom knew she needed help. After working hard to manage her symptoms at a residential facility, Alaina was connected with Karen, a Lucet care manager. Karen was able to provide Alaina with transitional care that helped her manage meals and reconnect with friends and family. Today, Alaina is a teen mental health advocate, organizing events to raise awareness for eating disorders. This is her inspiring story. 

Warning: this video contains references to disordered eating. If you or someone you know is struggling with an eating disorder, you can find resources through the National Eating Disorders Association.

Read Alaina's full story and access more resources in Lucet's Eating Disorder Awareness Toolkit.