Recovery Heroes


Special thank you to our friends at Recovery Spark for producing this video!

Recovery from an eating disorder doesn’t happen in a vacuum – friends, family members, treatment professionals, activists, and inspirational figures all play important roles. The #RecoveryHeroes campaign is an opportunity to celebrate all of the people who make recovery possible.

In this campaign, which is a joint venture between the National Eating Disorders Association (NEDA), Instagram, and Project Heal, with support from Recovery Spark, we’ll highlight the importance of those in support roles and show the many faces of eating disorders recovery.

So we want to hear from you! Who supported you on your journey to recovery? Who do you want to thank for all of their love and dedication? Join the conversation and help us celebrate the people behind the scenes who make healing possible!

How to Participate

recovery_heroes_social_3Post a picture of video of yourself and your hero on Instagram with a caption talking about how they helped you on your journey using the #RecoveryHeroes and #NEDAwareness hashtags. Some posts will be selected to be re-posted on @Iskra@NEDA, and @ProjectHeal during NEDAwareness Week (Feb.26 – Mar. 4).

Example: To celebrate #NEDAwareness week, I'd like to thank @aimee for being one of my #RecoveryHeroes. Because of her love and support, I was able to overcome one of the hardest obstacles in my life and learn to appreciate my healthy body.