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Someone you know is battling an eating disorder. It could be your mother, father, daughter, son, neighbor, friend, colleague. Or you. Nearly 10 million women and one million men in the United States suffer from anorexia and bulimia; many millions more from binge eating disorder, disordered eating, body dissatisfaction, and weight concerns.

You may be unaware of the personal yet profound struggle that haunts these individuals daily. On the outside they may appear successful, happy and leading a rewarding life. But as the cliché admonishes, looks can be deceiving. Early detection, intervention and treatment are essential for successful treatment and full recovery. EDRC is here to help guide you and your loved ones through the recovery process.

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New Resources

Recovery Record app
Download the Recovery Record app, the world’s number one mobile application for eating disorders.
Check it out here!

Nine Goals: Taking Action Against Eating Disorders
World Eating Disorders Action Day recently proposed nine goals as a manifesto to be presented to and acted upon by policymakers and governments to take action on the growing epidemic of eating disorders across the globe.
Read the 9 goals

Latest News and Events Posts

EDRC Executive Director Janice Bremis Announced as Eating Disorder Recovery Support (EDRS) 2017 Inaugural Hall of Fame Honoree

From the EDRS website:

“We are excited to announce our 2017 Inaugural Hall of Fame Honorees. We hope you join us in celebrating and honoring their hard work, dedication and outstanding contribution to the eating disorder field at our upcoming Benefit Dinner on Friday, February 3, 2017 in San Rafael, CA.”

“~ Advocacy: Janice Bremis, B.A. ~

Janice Bremis is a founding member of the Eating Disorders Resource Center. This is a personal mission for Bremis, who was diagnosed with an eating disorder in 1975. Because she suffered from this illness, she is aware of the stigma that surrounds eating disorders, as well as the need for education and support services. She has worked throughout her career to raise awareness among both healthcare professionals and the general public about the seriousness of eating disorders. The Eating Disorders Resource Center is the first and one of the only locally based nonprofit organizations focused on eating disorders in Silicon Valley. Bremis relies heavily on her force of volunteers, who inspires her on a daily basis.

Janice considers herself a health advocate and activist, especially in the area of mental health. She works with dedicated volunteers to raise awareness, promote recovery, and advocate for equitable insurance coverage for eating disorders. She has made EDRC the “go-to” place for the South Baycommunity for those seeking treatment and information. She works closely with local eating disorder experts and non-profits serving those with mental illness to assure parity of health and support services.”

To learn more about the 2017 EDRS Benefit Dinner and the Inaugural Hall of Fame nominees, click here.

EDRC Announces 8th Annual Everybody’s Beautiful Poetry & Essay Contest 

From the contest press release:

Eating Disorders Resource Center (EDRC) announces its eighth annual Everybody’s Beautiful Poetry and Essay contest for Middle and High School students in Silicon Valley. 6th – 12th grade students are invited to share about the meaning of beauty and to answer questions about how the media and society can affect self-esteem and body image. Entries will be accepted in either English or Spanish.

“As many as 30% of girls and 16% of boys in American high schools suffer from disordered eating including, bingeing, vomiting, fasting, laxatives, diet pill use, and compulsive exercise. EDRC’s goal, as a part of eating disorders prevention, is to increase “media intelligence” among youth and to encourage body and self-acceptance. Our annual poetry and essay contest helps create mindfulness and self-acceptance among students.”Janice Bremis, Executive Director

View the contest flyer and video announcement below!

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San Rafael High School Students Create Video for Beyond Hunger Organization

From the Beyond Hunger website:

“Beyond Hunger is a non-profit organization dedicated to helping individuals overcome the obsession with food and weight and find a natural, loving and peaceful relationship with their food, weight, and selves. We provide support groups, workshops and education for adults and adolescents with eating disorders. Beyond Hunger uses a non-diet approach to explore body hatred and the psychological, cultural and spiritual issues underlying disorder eating.”

Watch a video created for Beyond Hunger by San Rafael High School students below.

NFL Executive Paraag Marathe Mentions EDRC in New York Times Article

From the New York Times mobile website:

“SAN FRANCISCO — Paraag Marathe’s structured, analytical mind has served him well in the offices of Silicon Valley and the National Football League. He figured that he could lean on those traits the first time he spoke publicly about his sister, Shilpa, and how anorexia had taken her life.

But composure failed Marathe in 2011, six years after Shilpa’s death, while he spoke to survivors and grieving family members at an event for Andrea’s Voice, a nonprofit foundation that tries to promote education about eating disorders and their treatments.

‘Not only did I break down a little bit during that speech,” said Marathe, 39, the San Francisco 49ers’ chief strategy officer and executive vice president for football operations. “It was also one of those weird moments afterwards. I emotionally collapsed in the arms of somebody there who had lost her daughter.'”

Read the full article by Phil Barber here.

EDRC does not give medical advice and is not a health care provider.  Information on our site is not meant as a replacement for proper care and treatment from a physician, therapist, dietitian or specialized practitioner.  Information found on our therapist, dietician, treatment center, and doctor pages is provided by the practitioner. EDRC does its best to ensure listing accuracy, however we cannot guarantee all information is current so please reach out directly to practitioners for most current information. Always consult with a physician and a qualified mental health professional regarding eating disorder symptoms and treatment.