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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 02, 2016
New Clinical Director, Dr. Rebecca Wagner, brings extensive expertise in assessment and treatment of eating disorders, and other complex mental disorders to Eating Recovery Center, Houston, (ERC Houston).
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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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August 30, 2016

Eating Recovery Center is committed to raising awareness of eating disorders, removing stigma, and inspiring hope for recovery. As the leaders in eating disorder treatment and recovery, we feel responsible for educating and inspiring patients, families, professionals, and the community at large. Our media presence is a direct reflection of our passion and our commitment. As a result of our August media coverage, ERC has been able to reach more than 200 million people to educate them about eating disorders and reinforce that recovery is possible - and worth it! Take a moment to check out a few stories with ERC experts and alumni.

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August 30, 2016
On 9/15 from 5-8pm, Kendra Gives Back Parties will take place at select locations in our honor. 20% of proceeds will be donated to help eating disorders.
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August 26, 2016

ERC, The Woodlands is pleased to announce that it has expanded programming for patients ages 12 and over in the greater Houston area. “ERC, The Woodlands was developed with the idea of providing compassionate, evidence-based eating disorder treatment with the small-town feel of personalized care,” explains Deborah Michel, PhD, CEDS, Founder and Clinical Director of ERC, The Woodlands. “While our treatment options are now more extensive and delivered in a brand new, state-of-the-art treatment center, the foundations of community connection, strong relationships with patients and families as well as collaboration with outpatient providers are evident in everything we do."

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August 25, 2016

Eating disorder treatment facility welcomes three experts who bring key insight and expertise, complimenting ERC’s leadership in the region.

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August 25, 2016

The Mental Health Reform Act of 2016 (S. 2680) is a comprehensive mental health bill that aims to combat suicide in our schools and communities, increase the mental health workforce, strengthen the enforcement of mental health parity law, invest in early intervention, integrate health and mental health care, and strengthen the community crisis response system.

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July 18, 2016

Sarah Francati isn’t your average teenager. The 19-year-old college student from New York is sharking her recovery from the eating disorder anorexia nervosa on social media. And as a result, thousands of people are cheering her on while many others are seeking guidance.

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July 08, 2016
Learn some sobering facts about Ed like: 30 million U.S. women and men will suffer from an eating disorder, eating disorders have the highest mortality rate of any mental health illness and about one person dies every hour as a result of an eating disorder.
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June 15, 2016

Jenni Schaefer and Dr. Ovidio Bermudez were featured in an article on discussing the grand opening of the new ERC facility in Bellevue, WA on June 1.

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