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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

Irvington High School Volunteers Represent EDRC at 2017 Evergreen Valley College (EVC) Strong Women Leadership Conference

Volunteers pose in front of the EDRC conference booth.
Volunteers pose in front of the EDRC conference booth.

On March 18, three volunteers from Irvington High School represented EDRC in the 2017 Evergreen Valley College Strong Women Leadership Conference. Presented by the San Jose chapter of the American Association of University Women (AAUW) and Evergreen Valley College Women and Gender Studies Department, the event included a resource fair, raffle contest, and a variety of workshops on campus sexual assault, healthy relationships, and positive body image.

View photos of the conference and volunteer Katherine Chan’s reflection on the event here.

A Message from the Santa Clara County Medical Association President Scott Benninghoven, MD: The 21st Century Cures Act

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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.

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.

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