Riley Nickols speaks with the Washington Post about athletes and eating disorders. “Sometimes there is a stigma and some shame with the struggles that oftentimes individuals with eating disorders experience prior to treatment. It can be very isolating,” said Riley Nickols, a psychologist who oversees the Victory Program, the sports-specific wing at McCallum Place where Julius was admitted. “Shared experiences can be a powerful agent to change and healing.”
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