About The Book

Eating disorders are serious biologically based brain disorders. Until recently many believed: wanting to be popular, family situations/dysfunction, trying to be thin or vanity concerns caused eating disorders. Some brains seem pre-disposed and when triggered, these disorders take on a life of their own and become the most deadly of all mental illnesses.

  • A resource for families and clinicians facing eating disorders to understand the basics of these life threatening brain illnesses. 
  • It is important that everyone learns how to talk about and have a healthy body. Words (the right and wrong ones) we use about diet, weight, food and body image may just trigger these risk factors in certain people. 
  • Just Tell Her to Stop is an amazing collection of stories from families living with and supporting a person with an eating disorder. Mothers, fathers, siblings–everyone is affected when their loved one is under the grips of an eating disorder's strong and pervasive pull.

Author Becky Henry is an "unwilling expert" who learned first-hand about eating disorders when her daughter was only 14-years old.

Becky interviewed more than 40 people and wrote their stories to educate clinicians, students and parent caregivers. The different perspectives are invaluable to readers to gain skills, insights, tools, techniques and find support. Becky has a passion for educating the world about eating disorders so people can get correctly diagnosed and properly treated. Educate yourself about the disease and how you might be able to prevent, recognize and help people living with eating disorders.

Parents have said they felt less alone and less blamed after reading and clinicians have said they had no idea of the complexities and dangers of these illnesses. 

"While worry about weight and dieting are now common in our culture, these are not benign. Knowing how to talk to a family member–or if you are  a health care professional, your patients–about lifestyle habits and weight in ways that do not trigger these risk factors is critical."

– Becky Henry

Becky Henry Speaking

Book Awards

2013 - Los Angeles Book Festival - Just Tell Her to Stop won Honorable Mention in the General Non-Fiction category.

2011 Independent Publisher Book Award (IPPY) - Just Tell Her to Stop won in the National Category for Mental Health/Psychology May 23, 2011 Awards Ceremony in NYC. :
http://www.IndependentPublisher.com/article.php?page=1442

Speaking Events

  • 12-1-15  "Eating your way through the Holidays: What to look for when working with Eating Disorders" Rivermend Health Lunch and Learn, Bonefish, St. Louis Park MN
  • 11- 2015 Caregiver Retreat - Naples, FL
  • 11-27-15 "March Against ED" Sharing the Parent Experience of Long-term Eating Disorders and Advocacy.
  • 10-15-15  HOPE: Shift Your Perspective on Supporting Those with Eating Disorders and Their Families" St. Louis Co. HHS Conference, Duluth, MN (Presented with Thea Sheldon, CPCC) ?
  • 2-21-15 “The Family Experience of Eating Disorders” Eating Disorder Coalition of Iowa Conference, Des Moines, IA
  • 2-11-15 “A Former Patient and a Parent Share Perspectives on Eating Disorders” University of St. Thomas, EDAW, St. Paul, MN
  • 12-2014 - Caregiver Retreat - San Diego, CA
  • 2-1-14 “From Hopeless and Fearful, to Empowered Caregiver”, F.E.A.S.T. 3rd Annual Eating Disorders Conference in Dallas, TX 
  • May 2013 “Featured at Author evening”  At Home With Eating Disorders Conference, Brisbane, Australia
  • 10-22-12 "Preparing for Surgery. Does Weight Matter?" Twin Cities Orthopedics CEU's offered
  • 10/13/12 - Writers Rock! Workshop - Century College, St. Paul, MN - Self-Publishing Panel
  • 9/15/12 - The Loft Literary Center, Minneapolis, MN. Panel on Self-publishing and book marketing.
  • 2/23/12 - NEDAW event at The Emily Program Foundation "Art and Eating Disorders" Open Mic night.
  • 11/17/11 -  "Eating Disorders and Your Teen" Moms of Teens Group - Christ Presbyterian Church, Edina, MN
  • 11/17&18/11 -  The Lowdown on Eating Disorders From the Trenches Grand Rapids, MN Public Library 7pm & Itasca Community College12pm Both open to the public.
  • 11/3/11 -  Moderator of Q & A with Dr. James Lock, Stanford Univ. at F.E.A.S.T. Symposium, Alexandria, VA
  • 1/16/10, Minneapolis, MN” Moving the Weight Paradigm from Dread and Failure to Balance and Health" - Promoting Healthy Body Image, Eating, Fitness, and Weight, CEU Program with Kathy Kater, LICSW, Michele Gorman, MS, RD, LD, Katja Rowell, MD” 
  • 10/11&12/11 The Lowdown on Eating Disorders From the Trenches.-Timberline Knolls Treatment Center - Lemont, IL
  • 8/22/11 - Common Good Books & The Emily Program Foundation host, "Joy and Hope" - A discussion with Kathleen MacDonald of the Eating Disorders Coalition (EDC) Washington, DC & Becky Henry of Hope Network" Moderated by Kitty Westin.
  • 7/12/11 - Speaker on the Family Experience - The Emily Program Foundation Recovery Night 
  • 2/13/11 -"Including Families in the Treatment of Eating Disorders-What difference does it make?" Featured Speaker - Eating Disorder Network of Maryland 5th Annual Eating Disorder Awareness Event 

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Becky Henry’s story of how she learned first-hand about eating disorders with an experience with her 14 year old daughter.

Frequently Asked Questions

Where do our families turn when they are being torn apart?

Where can one mother talk to another mother? 

Families also want answers to questions that range from simple–to almost unanswerable.

Here are some common questions and my answers:

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Testimonials

Read ‘Testimonials’ from families I have helped and inspired as well as support from healing experts.

"Hi Becky,
Just wanted to drop you a note to thank you for all your help and support.  Your guidance and wisdom was invaluable during one of the toughest times of my life. You always listened to me and then made sure I had a goal each week to help keep myself sane through all the trials of having a child with anorexia. Your knowledge and network of information was very helpful.  I could not have gotten through it without you." ~ Toni C.

“Thank you for writing it.” I am honored to know you and am grateful for your wonderful book - which is a gift to parents.

~ Cathy Vee, Parent

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