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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.

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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May 24, 2016
Improved access to mental health treatment starts with awareness. Reduce stigma during Mental Health Awareness Month with tips from ERC Insight, Chicago.
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May 12, 2016
Mindfulness is generally associated with lasting improvements in social, emotional, mental, and physical health. Here are three specific benefits of a mindfulness practice: 
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February 01, 2016
Labels and codes do not tell you of my strength, my compassionate nature, and the creativity that makes me whole. Labels don't tell you of the courage of a young woman who left Australia on a one-way ticket to travel the world, determined to live and make her parents proud despite her ailments. Nor do they tell you about a successful TV actor, business owner, loving mother, and wife. They also leave out the crappy parts that I deal with on a daily basis and how, after a hard day, I will put my head on the pillow and feel like a courageous, strong warrior. From Robyn Cruze, National Recovery Advocate and online community manager for Eating Recovery Center. 
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DocumentTags: #recoverywednesday, alumni, families, "mood & anxiety disorders", patients, "robyn cruze"
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August 23, 2015
We explore the rationale for thoughtful dual diagnosis programming as well as cutting-edge treatment approaches to heal patients struggling with mood and anxiety issues in addition to a primary eating disorder diagnosis.
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February 05, 2015
If your seasonal depression gets to be something you cannot control, seek professional help. Even just one or two counseling sessions can make a tremendous difference. There is no shame in speaking with someone who is professionally trained to deal with these circumstances. It is a common form of depression that can be greatly controlled with the right help.
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DocumentTags: "dr allison chase", "erc austin tx", "health risks", "mood & anxiety disorders", patients, "symptoms & signs", treatment
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