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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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May 18, 2017
We are saddened that the world has lost musician Chris Cornell to depression and suicide. He will be forever remembered for his haunting lyrics and voice that so many of us connected with.
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October 20, 2016
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DocumentTags: families, "health risks", lgbtq, males, patients, suicide
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September 02, 2016

Many people who do not know much about eating disorders are shocked to hear that people with eating disorders have the highest mortality rate among all mental illnesses. They may be equally shocked to learn that the reason that eating disorders have such a high death rate is because many of those who suffer with eating disorders end up taking their own lives.

For those of us who have lived with an eating disorder, this news will probably not be such a huge shock. For those who are not as familiar, here are some additional facts about the link between eating disorders and suicide.

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DocumentTags: #communityconnection, families, "health risks", "robyn cruze", suicide
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September 02, 2016

Eating disorders affect males, too. Yes, males are affected by body image issues and eating disorders. Males are known to engage in behaviors like over-exercising, restricting foods, purging and frequently checking their bodies out in mirrors.

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DocumentTags: #caregiverscorner, anorexia, bulimia, families, males, patients, suicide
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