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.

  • 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. Mothers, fathers, siblings–everyone is affected when their loved one is under the grips of an eating disorder's strong and pervasive pull.
  • Just Tell Her to Stop is an amazing collection of stories from families who shared what it is like to live with and support a person with an eating disorder. Mothers, fathers, sibling–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 all about eating disorders when her daughter was only 14-years old.

Becky interviewed more than 40 people to tell their story so you know you are not alone and parents are not to blame.The different perspectives are invaluable to any reader to gain skills, insights, tools, techniques and find support. Becky has a passion for educating the world about eating disorders to help with prevention. Educate yourself about the disease and how you might be able to prevent, recognize or help people living with eating disorders.

"While worry about weight and dieting are normative 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. :

Speaking Events

October 22, 2012 - Twin Cities Orthopedics - "Preparing for Surgery. Does Weight Matter?" CEU's offered.

October 13, 2012 - Writers Rock! Workshop - Century College - Self-Publishing Panel

September 15, 2012 - The Loft Literary Center, Minneapolis. Panel on Self-publishing and book marketing.

February 23, 2012 - NEDAW event at The Emily Program Foundation "Art and Eating Disorders" Open Mic night.

Nov 3, 2011 Moderator of Q & A with Dr. James Lock, Stanford Univ. at F.E.A.S.T. Symposium, Alexandria, VA http://www.feast-ed.org/Alexandria2011.aspx

Nov 17, 2011 Moms of Teens Group - Christ Presbyterian Church http://www.cpconline.org/index.php?content=momsofteens

Nov 17 & 18 Grand Rapids, MN Public Library 7pm & Itasca Community College 12pm present: The Lowdown on Eating Disorders From the TrenchesBoth open to the public.

October 11th & 12th - Timberline Knolls Treatment Center - Lemont, IL

August 22, 2011 - 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.

The Emily Program Foundation Recovery Night - July 12th http://emilyprogramfoundation.org/community/recovery-night/

February 13, 2011 Eating Disorder Network of Maryland 5th Annual Eating Disorder Awareness Event Featuring Becky Henry

"Including Families in the Treatment of Eating Disorders-What difference does it make?"


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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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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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