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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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A Back to School Message from Janice Bremis, EDRC Founder

September has always been my favorite time of year: back to school, warm days, cool nights and the smell of fall. I vividly remember my first day of kindergarten. I wore a new dress and shiny new patent leather shoes. At that age, I had no signs of an eating disorder or voices. I was excited to start school, determined to do well and looking forward to new friends. This photo reminds me of the young girl who, with big dreams, believed anything was possible.

Ever since kindergarten, I strove for perfection. I remember my very first report card with two “un-satisfactory marks for not taking naps and poor scissor skills. To this day, these are both weaknesses…yet I continued to strive for perfection.

Read Janice’s full message here.

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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

Watch Presentation Video for Momentum for Mental Health’s A Day in the Life of Recovery Campaign

From Momentum For Mental Health:

“A Day in the Life of Recovery tells the stories of real people who have been diagnosed with a mental illness or a substance use disorder and gone through tough times, yet have come out the other side stronger than ever. The individuals we are profiling are tough, resilient, and so much more than their diagnosis. The people featured are like all of us: they have family, friends, hobbies, goals, insecurities, good days, bad days, and hearts full of passion and drive. This project’s mission is to bring mental illness and substance use out of the shadows and create a campaign that simply paints these characteristics as normal challenges along the spectrum of the human condition. Let’s start a conversation about these important topics, and let’s show our community that the recovery process provides hope for individuals who may feel as though nothing else can help.”

View the presentation video below.

To learn more about the A Day in the Life of Recovery campaign, click here.

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!

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.