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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.


September 07, 2018
If a loved one is talking about wanting to die or kill themselves, this should be taken seriously and is a large indicator that it’s time to seek help. Suicide can be a difficult topic to bring up with a friend or family member. We often fear that we will say something upsetting, wrong or inadequate when we know that a loved one is hurting or suffering. Sometimes no action seems like the best course. We wonder - is it better to not say anything at all? 
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October 30, 2017
For many people with eating disorders, self-care can feel awkward, uncomfortable, and somewhat foreign. Eating disorders are often associated with perfectionistic, orderly and inflexible personalities that don’t often leave room for self-kindness or understanding — particularly when we feel like we are failing, suffering or feeling inadequate. However, there is room for kindness and self-love in recovery — if we take the time to practice it.
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