July 9, 2013

Eating Disorder Resources

Eating disorder resource directory for Rochester and Monroe County serving people of all ages.

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“What is the most fatal mental disorder? The answer, which may surprise you, is anorexia nervosa. It has an estimated mortality rate of around 10 percent. What is the cause of this high rate of mortality? The answer is complicated. While many young women and men with this disorder die from starvation and metabolic collapse, others die of suicide, which is much more common in women with anorexia than most other mental disorders.”

– Thomas Insel, MD, Director of NIMH

 

The Healing Connection

The Healing Connection is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization which offers hope and treatment to adolescents and adults seeking recovery from an eating disorder. Located in Rochester, NY, village of Fairport, The Healing Connection is home to a comprehensive, evidence-based partial hospitalization outpatient day program for females and males. Their program promotes stable, lasting recovery by providing daily structured support (7 hours daily, Monday – Friday). The multidisciplinary team works with patients to develop a variety of skills and connections to foster continued recovery.

Learn more about their state-licensed day program services , view a sample treatment schedule or contact our intake coordinator for a free phone screening to learn if The Healing Connection is the right fit for you or your loved one.

Address:  Fairport Office Centre, 1387 Fairport Road, Suite 1000D, Fairport, NY 14450

Phone:  (585) 641-0281
Fax:  (585) 641-0286

Email:  info@TheHealingConnectionInc.org
Website:  http://www.thehealingconnectioninc.org/

 

Eating Disorders Awareness and Prevention

The National Eating Disorders Association (NEDA) is the leading non-profit organization in the United States advocating on behalf of and supporting individuals and families affected by eating disorders. Reaching millions every year, they campaign for prevention, improved access to quality treatment, and increased research funding to better understand and treat eating disorders. We work with partners and volunteers to develop programs and tools to help everyone who seeks assistance.
Confidential Helpline available Monday-Thursday from 9:00 am – 9:00 pm, and Friday 9:00am – 5:00pm (EST): 1-800-931-2237

Website:  http://www.nationaleatingdisorders.org

National Institute of Mental Health

Resource includes general information on eating disorders including treatment options as well as current research on eating disorders.

Website:  http://nimh.nih.gov/health/topics/eating-disorders/index.shtml

Caring Online

Caring online is and informational website run by the Center for Counseling and Health Resources which “follows a model of whole person care – for both men and women – whereby our vision ensures we give appropriate attention to the medical, physical, psychological, emotional, nutritional, fitness and spiritual aspects of each person seeking help through one of our treatment programs.”

This website includes information about dieting, nutrition, and eating disorders.

Website: http://www.caringonline.com/

Eating Disorder Survival Guide

Assembled by Cris Haltom, PhD with resources that include:

  • GUIDANCE for confronting your child’s refusal to acknowledge their eating disorder behavior
  • IDEAS for avoiding power struggles with your child about food and weight issues
  • SUGGESTIONS for coping with the effect of your child’s eating disorder on family members
  • WAYS to show your child with an eating disorder your concern, support and compassion
  • DIRECTIONS for taking care of yourself and many more practical suggestions for carers.
  • There are new topics presented monthly via newsletter and an ongoing group family education program called the Parent Partner Program™, available to carers.

Website:  http://edsurvivalguide.com

Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics

Resource for healthy eating for all ages, stages, and body types including eating disorders:

Up to 24 million Americans suffer from disordered eating. Anyone can suffer from an eating disorder. All forms of eating disorders can be fatal. One in 10 people with an eating disorder will die as a direct result of the illness. It is critical for anyone with symptoms of an eating disorder to seek professional help. Early treatment gives the greatest chance for a full recovery.

Website:  www.eatright.org

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