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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 Announces 2017 Every Body’s Beautiful Writing Contest 

Beauty isn’t about having a pretty face. It’s about having a pretty mind, pretty heart, and pretty soul. Challenge the media perception of beauty. Tell us what beauty means to you!

The contest is open to students grades 6-12 in Santa Clara County. Submit an essay or poem, in English or Spanish, and have a chance to win cash prizes.

Entries are due at beauty@edrcsv.org by March 3, 2017.

View the announcement below!

MUST SEE: Watch The Public Health Connections’ Forum on Eating Disorders, Mental Health and Body Image 

From the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health website:

“More than 30 million Americans — women and men, children and adults — grapple with eating disorders. These complex illnesses, which include anorexia, bulimia, and binge eating disorder, severely undermine health and cost lives. This event explored the many dimensions to eating disorders, including their biological bases, risk factors and treatment options. What role does body image play, and how do industries, such as fashion and advertising, often promulgate unrealistic societal standards of beauty? How might women and girls, in particular, be affected by such pressure? And what’s to be done? For example, would enacting legislation that requires minimum BMIs for models, or requiring disclosures of digitally altered ads, help? This panel included expertise in psychiatry, children’s health, policy and eating disorders prevention.”

View the forum below.

EDRC Eating Disorder/Body Image Support Groups Rescheduled

Beginning in September, EDRC’s ED/Body Image Support Group meetings in Mountain View will be held every 1st and 3rd Tuesday of each month, from 7:00 – 8:30 p.m. EDRC’s ED/Body Image Support Group meetings in Los Gatos will be held every Wednesday, from 7:00 – 8:30 p.m.

To learn more about these support groups, click here.

To view EDRC’s calendar for all upcoming local support group meetings, click here.

Janice Bremis Honored with SCCMA’s 2016 Citizen Award on June 7, 2016

June 7: Santa Clara Medical Association Scott Benninghoven presents Janice with the Citizen’s Award All award winners

The Santa Clara County Medical Association presented the award at the Fairmont Hotel in San Jose for her work as founder of the Eating Disorders Resource Center (EDRC)  and to raise awareness about eating disorder among physicians and healthcare professionals to increase early detection and intervention.

Learn more about the award 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.