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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.


October 07, 2016
October 07, 2016
It took a long time for me to break through my denial — and it sure didn’t help when so-called experts missed and dismissed both of my problems — but I now know that I was struggling, first with an eating disorder, and later, with PTSD. No one should have to suffer with any mental illness for as long as I did without help. 
October 05, 2016
September 29, 2016
Eating disorders are mental illnesses. Thankfully, professionals are successfully diagnosing and treating mental health concerns every day. We can all take the steps to educate ourselves and learn about making changes. These steps will lead us in the direction of a higher quality relationship with food. After all, we truly need it to live.
September 29, 2016

Despite the prevalence of mental illness, there are still so many misconceptions about what it means to live with one. So, today, I’ll break down four myths about mental illness to highlight how important it is that we talk about these issues.  I also want to highlight these myths about mental illness to ensure that we, and our loved ones, are getting help if we need it.

September 29, 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.

September 27, 2016

Rates of death by suicide among individuals with eating disorders are elevated compared to other mental health disorders, including depression, bipolar disorder and schizophrenia. In light of the increased rate of suicide among individuals with eating disorders, managing suicidality is imperative at all levels of care. In observance of National Suicide Prevention Awareness Month, Eating Recovery Center’s Dr. Anne Marie O’Melia explores the connection between eating disorders and suicidality as well as best practices for treating suicidal patients.

September 22, 2016
Explore the many benefits of yoga in eating disorder treatment explained by an experienced ERC therapist and yoga teacher, Lisa Mareb, LCSW.
September 22, 2016

No one truly knows what can happen in this big, wide, magnificent, and messy world of recovery. But, I do know this: facing our fears and showing up for ourselves makes us one step closer to achieving our dreams and thriving in recovery.

September 22, 2016

Find out why talking about weight and dieting with your kids is a very bad idea. Here's what to do, instead, when you're worrying about your child's weight.

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