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The Eating Recovery Center Blog features frequent updates concerning Eating Recovery Center (ERC), our eating disorder treatment methods and programs, and upcoming meetings and events to help provide patients, families, professionals, and alumni alike with the information they need to understand their condition and enter on a path to long-lasting recovery.


February 15, 2017
We all need skills to harness anxiety, manage fear, and gain control in what feels like an out of control situation. It’s important to learn and practice these skills to reduce the risk of burnout, harmful levels of stress that reduce the effectiveness of our immune system, disrupted sleep, and a higher susceptibility to depression.
February 10, 2017
Making up worst-case scenarios in my head was once a common theme. It was how I woke up every morning. Daily, I’d walk around with panic as my constant companion; a sense of doom dictated my every move. Now, I can fact-check all situations, reducing lingering anxiety.
February 07, 2017
We can face our fears. Too many of us stay stuck because we are afraid of what others might think about our problems. Even if we don’t struggle with social anxiety, we might be paralyzed by fear of something else. As Eleanor Roosevelt says quite simply, “You must do the thing you think you cannot do.” That’s exactly what Lindsey did.
January 04, 2017

In treatment, I sat across from my children and Hubby. I was able to be clear and present, something I hadn't been in a long time. "I am in Mommy camp," I told my daughters. "I'm learning how to be a better Mommy."

November 08, 2016
October 07, 2016
It took a long time for me to break through my denial — and it sure didn’t help when so-called experts missed and dismissed both of my problems — but I now know that I was struggling, first with an eating disorder, and later, with PTSD. No one should have to suffer with any mental illness for as long as I did without help. 
August 25, 2016

The Mental Health Reform Act of 2016 (S. 2680) is a comprehensive mental health bill that aims to combat suicide in our schools and communities, increase the mental health workforce, strengthen the enforcement of mental health parity law, invest in early intervention, integrate health and mental health care, and strengthen the community crisis response system.

July 13, 2016
You can change unhealthy patterns of behavior that lead to depression, anxiety, and eating disorders. Get on the path of recovery today with Eating Recovery Center. 
July 05, 2016
Laurie Snodgrass, MFT, a therapist at ERC, California explains how being mindful can help those suffering manage their anxiety better.
June 22, 2016
With time, you can eventually learn how to simply acknowledge your thoughts, be curious about them and let the negative ones “be” while you go about your day and engage in meaningful connection and activity. Eventually your mind will thank you for giving it a break, too.
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