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Eating disorders affect over 30 million people in the United States, and many have dedicated their lives to provide support and information to sufferers and their families. Below are resources available at Rogers and other organizations to help guide the eating disorder community.
Eating disorder quiz
A 10-question confidential quiz developed by Rogers is designed for people to help determine if they or a loved one has eating disorder tendencies. To take the quiz, visit rogersbh.org/edquiz.
Free eating disorder screening
Call 800-767-4411 or request online for a free eating disorder screening to see which care option is the best for you. We offer various levels of care for both men and women at Rogers locations across the country.
Parent University involves brief educational sessions that help parents become familiar with the treatment that their child is receiving at Rogers and provides helpful tips and skills for transitioning back home. Parent University is open to all caregivers of patients currently enrolled in our child/adolescent eating disorder programs (all levels of care) in Oconomowoc the first and third Friday of every month from 3–5pm. On the first Friday of every month, the topics are “Brain and Bone Rescue” (an overview of the dietary component of treatment) and “The Role of Body Image in Eating Disorders.” On the third Friday of every month, the topics are “Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) for Eating Disorders” and “Family Factors in Eating Disorders.”
Rogers Eating Disorders Center Family and Friends Program
Family members and friends of residents (ages 12 and older) as well as residents are invited to attend a day-long Family & Friends Program held once a month. The program involves presentations and experiential activities followed by lunch at the Eating Disorder Center, and a support group designed for family and friends. The goal of each monthly program is to help educate members of your support system about eating disorders and the process of treatment. Family and friends will have the opportunity to meet with some of the staff and receive support from others undergoing similar experiences. Upon admission we will request the email addresses of the people who need the Family & Friends Program information.
Eating Disorder Center Alumni Reunion
The Eating Disorder Center Alumni Reunion is an annual two day event for alumni from the Eating Disorder Center at Rogers Memorial Hospital in Oconomowoc. This reunion is a chance to connect with other alumni, discuss recovery resources, participate in experiential therapy (art, horticulture, etc.), and hear from medical staff.
National Eating Disorders Association (NEDA)
The largest nonprofit eating disorder organization, The National Eating Disorders Association (NEDA), is dedicated to prevention and access to quality treatment options. NEDA has several resources including a screening tool, helpline, treatment search option, support groups, research studies, the Recovery Record app, NEDA forums, and education. They also focus on legislative advocacy and have a strong social media presence. NEDA offers downloadable toolkits available for parents, educators, coworkers, and coaches.
The National Association of Anorexia Nervosa and Associated Disorders, Inc. (ANAD)
Located out of Chicago, The National Association of Anorexia Nervosa and Associated Disorders (ANAD) offers free services such as support groups, recovery mentors, a helpline, and ANAD Grocery Buddies. New in 2018, ANAD Grocery Buddies matches those with anxiety surrounding grocery stores and trained volunteers to assist them while grocery shopping.
Multi-service Eating Disorder Association (MEDA)
Multi-service Eating Disorder Association’s (MEDA) mission is to heal, educate, and empower the community. They envision a community that promotes a positive body culture. They have in-person support groups that are led by mental health professionals who specialize in eating disorders and recovered-volunteers. They host various events such as MEDA’s Better Starts Here Breakfast, a NEDA walk in Boston, a national conference, and educational materials found online.
The Alliance for Eating Disorders Awareness
In Florida, The Alliance for Eating Disorders Awareness has free support groups out of West Palm Beach and Tampa. They also created findEDhelp, a gender inclusive database to help sufferers find the right treatment for them.
Gürze/Salucore Eating Disorders Resource Catalogue
Gürze/Salucore offers an Eating Disorders Resource Catalogue that is the most widely-used resource for eating disorders since 1980. On their website they offer education on different types of eating disorders, a podcast called ED Matters: Healthy Conversations about Eating Disorders, and a directory of books regarding eating disorders.
You are not alone. If you or a loved one is showing signs of an eating disorder, please refer to the resources above to find information that is the most helpful for you. Recovery is possible.
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