Eating Recovery Center will spread the word about the importance of diagnosing and getting treatment for eating disorders on Eating Recovery Day, which takes place Tuesday, May 2nd. This year’s theme, #DontMissIt, encourages sufferers to seek treatment so they don’t miss out on pursuing their goals in life and experiencing rewarding accomplishments that their disorder would otherwise prevent them from enjoying.
During this day, we will be shining a spotlight on the signs and symptoms of eating disorders so friends, family members and healthcare professionals don’t miss the opportunity to help someone who is struggling. It’s an opportunity to potentially save a life. The day will be brought to life through events, activities, blogs, social media posts, and YOUR participation!
Eating disorders have the highest mortality rate of any mental illness and more than 30 million people suffer from eating disorders in the United States alone. ERC will spread a much-needed positive message of hope to patients, families and communities that recovery is possible — and worth it. Everyone is encouraged to join the conversation by sharing stories and showing support on social media using #DontMissIt #EatingRecoveryDay. We invite you to join us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter where you’ll learn how you can help spread awareness and celebrate recovery.
"Eating disorders can impact anyone – men and women, young and old and all economic classes and races. Despite the high mortality rate, there is still a stigma and many people avoid seeking treatment and are unaware of how serious and life-altering eating disorders can be," said Ken Weiner, MD, Founding Partner and Chief Executive Officer of Eating Recovery Center. "To make an impactful change, it is imperative to build awareness and create better understanding that recovery is possible through proper treatment."
Eating disorders have a wide-reaching impact, threatening a person's health, well-being, joy, confidence and overall quality of life. Eating disorders also affect the lives of families and friends. ERC's mission is to provide the very best care to patients, families and referral sources in the treatment of and recovery from serious eating and related disorders. With the celebration of Eating Recovery Day, ERC's goal is to encourage people around the country to start conversations about eating disorders and available treatment options to empower patients and their families to take the first step toward overcoming the illness and truly recovering their lives.
If you think you or a loved one is struggling with an eating disorder, call us to chat confidentially with a Masters-level clinician at the phone number in the upper right hand corner of your screen.