Andy speaks publicly to educate and destigmatize not just for BED patients but all those afflicted with an ED. He is passionate about the need for public awareness, education, and proactive treatment of eating disorders and mental illness in general. Due to having lived most his life undiagnosed, Andy feels that his struggle could have been lessened had any one of the number of professionals responsible for his childhood development been educated properly in mental illness awareness. For that reason, he is driven to push for programming to help identify such issues in children early on in life. He also supports the effort to promote acceptance that males often deal with the horror of eating disorders.
Andy's speaking topics include: Recovery from Binge Eating Disorder, the importance of diagnosis, and males and eating disorders.