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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.


December 03, 2019
One in five Colorado adults are affected by mental health concerns yet more than half do not seek mental health treatment. With Colorado having one of the highest suicide rates in the country, Insight Behavioral Health Centers (Insight) has opened its doors to address this growing mental health crisis. 
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DocumentTags: anxiety, depression, "dr elizabeth wassenaar", "mood & anxiety disorders", patients, professionals
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November 28, 2019
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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DocumentTags: "child & adolescent", families, "health risks", "katie bendel", "national suicide prevention week", suicide
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November 20, 2019
Let’s face it: Jenna Bush Hager and Hoda Kotb are so much more than a number: they are mothers, smart (with a gift for gab), and beautiful. I thought we’d come such a long way in the body positivity movement, but if a big network still isn’t on board, we have a lot more work to do. 
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DocumentTags: alumni, patients
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September 27, 2019
October is National Coming Out Month so we are encouraging our trans friends to come out of the closet about their mental health issues and eating disorders this month. But we also encourage everyone else to do their part to make coming out easier. Zach Rawlings MA, LPC explains.
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DocumentTags: alumni, "lgbt history month", lgbtq, "national coming out day", patients, professionals, "zach rawlings"
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September 18, 2019
Frank Warren is founder of the PostSecret Project, author of 6 New York Times Bestselling Books and a recipient of a Mental Health Advocacy Lifetime Achievement Award. Join us as Mr. Warren presents “PostSecret Live” as the Featured Keynote Speaker at the Eating Recovery Foundation’s 11thAnnual Conference.
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DocumentTags: conference, foundation, "frank warren", professionals
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May 17, 2019
Take the pledge for World Eating Disorders Day because eating disorders can't afford to wait. World Eating Disorders Action Day (#WeDoAct) is a grassroots movement designed for and by people affected by an eating disorder, their families, and the medical and health professionals who support them. The Fourth Annual #WorldEatingDisordersDay will take place on June 2, 2019 across the globe. ​
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DocumentTags: advocacy, "child & adolescent", "dani sherman lazar", families, "world eating disorders action day"
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September 27, 2018

The science on obesity has changed dramatically and it’s incumbent that we, the medical and clinical community, catch up. Dr. Julie Friedman, National Senior Director of ERC’s Binge Eating Treatment & Recovery (BETR) Program helps separate dieting fiction from fact.

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DocumentTags: "binge eating disorder", "binge eating treatment and recovery program", "dr julie friedman", "erc chicago il", professionals
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March 14, 2018
While there are some conflicting studies on artificial sweeteners and human health, several recent studies give us pause and make us question the excess consumption of beverages and foods containing artificial sweetener. This doesn’t mean that the occasional consumption of artificial sweeteners or an occasional diet soda is bad. However, heavy consumption of artificial sweeteners is likely to, at some point, affect your health. But how much is too much?
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DocumentTags: alumni, "binge eating disorder", "compulsive overeating", patients, professionals
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February 26, 2018
Before the 1970s and 1980s, little was known about eating disorders. Eating disorders were present, of course, but they were not identified as such or treated appropriately. Eating Recovery Center’s Dr. Emmett Bishop shares a brief history of how far the field of eating disorder treatment has come, how therapy for eating disorders has evolved — and where the field is going:
 
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DocumentTags: anorexia, bulimia, "dr emmett bishop", events, "national eating disorder awareness week", results, treatment
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February 24, 2018
Today’s blog shares history. Since the 1980s, major advances have been made in the field. Now, people recover from eating disorders every day. As we reflect on the history of eating disorder diagnosis and treatment, it’s important to remember just how far the field of eating disorders has come.
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DocumentTags: anorexia, "binge eating disorder", bulimia, events, "national eating disorder awareness week"
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