Building Bridges Not Walls: Using Technologies to Pave the Way to Support, Activism and Advances in the Eating Disorders Field

Pro-ana and "thinspiration" content proliferated online and through social media while diet-focused mobile apps have grown to be big business. It is more critical than ever for the eating disorders field to explore ways that we can provide effective and positive alternatives. This presentation will explore how Recovery Record, a mobile application for eating disorder self-monitoring and Proud2Bme, NEDA's online community for youth, are leveraging the power and potential of technology to aid in prevention, treatment and recovery.