Tuesday, August 02, 2011

Eating Disorder Hope Speakers Bureau

Find engaging speakers for your event here! Useful for colleges, schools, conferences and other gatherings where eating disorder information is needed. (Inquire about inclusion in the Speakers Bureau.)

 Featured Speaker: Troy Roness

Troy Roness, B.S.E., M.Ed.
Graduate Student
Survivor, National Male Advocate
Motivational Speaker, Writer
PBS/Huffington Post Blogger
Troy Roness biography

Troy Roness is an inspiring role model for any person who is struggling to recover from an eating disorder. Since his own recovery, Troy has maintained a ceaseless effort to support and encourage recovering persons, and to continually advocate for better treatment and care for all who struggle.

"After years of telling myself I wasn't 'good enough' to ask for help, I finally realized that every challenge can be met with a more progressive stance on what strength and masculinity really mean. Neither is achieved by holding onto pain or struggle; it's the process of letting go and accepting the support of others that makes us stronger."

Troy serves as the inaugural United States Male Junior Board Representative for the National Eating Disorders Association (NEDA), Advisory Board Member and M.O.R.E. (Males Owning Recovery From Eating Disorders) Program Director with MentorCONNECT, Advisory Board Member for the National Association of Males with Eating Disorders (NAMED), and is active in promoting legislative changes and motivational speaking in his home state of North Dakota to promote education and treatment of eating disorders.

Following his guest appearance on the 'Dr. Phil Show' in January 2009, Troy battled for two 81-day treatment regimens as a male with an eating disorder. His recovery has blessed him with opportunities to speak to thousands of people in North Dakota and reach millions of people across the United States and world. Reflecting on the pivotal moments of his recovery enables Troy to speak on behalf of males and spread the message that recovery is possible.

Troy most enjoys speaking with and educating family members of eating disorder victims. By explaining what their child, family member, or friend is facing with personal insight, and then comparing the recovery perspective, Troy hopes this will facilitate understanding and lend a sensitive ear to the sufferers support system.

"Troy's drive, emotional connection with the audience, and energy were incredibly helpful in reassuring me to not give up during a time I didn't think my child would survive." -Parent, 2011.

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