Kari Adams is a mother of two and successful business woman who shares her experience with having an eating disorder. Kari hosts the television show, Killer Confidence with Kari Adams, which highlights the stories of inspirational women and men who have overcome life challenges. According to her website, Kari’s mission is to "help others find strength in healing and to develop stronger self-worth or, as she calls it: Killer Confidence." It was also really neat to learn that Kari had received treatment at the facility Renfrew Centre in New Jersey. I was lucky enough to have interviewed Adrienne Ressler, the National Training Director of the Renfrew Center Foundation, for my book in progress not too long ago so I had to share this success story!
Beutiful Magazine recently wrote an article about Kari and her efforts to help others find Killer Confidence. Kari told the magazine that she suffered with her eating disorder for over 25 years and was lucky enough to have both emotional and financial support from her family so she could receive the treatment she needed. Kari explains that "Treatment for eating disorders is incredibly expensive (In the US cost of treatment ranges from $500 per day to $2,000 per day. The cost of outpatient treatment, including therapy and medical monitoring, can extend to $100,000 or more) and many people suffer needlessly because they are unable to get the help they so desperately need."
This is the reason why Kari is working so hard on passing a bill in New Jersey and hopefully Nationwide, that will mandate school's to provide a student course on eating disorders and staff training. She has started a petition which can be signed here.
To top it all off, Kari is working on a documentary "Invisible" which focuses on eating disorders, body image, addiction, self harm and recovery. If you like the Invisible facebook page, Killer Confidence will donate $1.00 to FREED Foundation which is an organization that financially helps people receive eating disorder treatment who can't afford it on their own and/or if their insurance providers deny them coverage for help. In addition, a portion of every dollar raised for the funding of the documentary will also be donated to the FREED Foundation!
Help make her dream a reality by sharing and liking her page on facebook! Good luck Kari!
Check out the trailer below: