Rising above an eating disorder: Jordan’s story

Posted on 08/25/22 04:42:pm


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Jordan says after traumatic events in her family she felt like she was losing control. She began to focus on what she could control, which was her eating and exercise. She was eventually diagnosed with an eating disorder during a visit with a primary care doctor. After a hospital stay where she says she was on death's door, Jordan realized she needed to accept help.

"I went straight from the hospital to Rogers," Jordan explains. "It was one of the hardest things I had to do, but slowly and surely, I realized I am not alone and that was eye opening for me. Rogers helped me reinvent myself because my identity was my eating disorder."

Jordan has made it her mission to help break the stigma surrounding eating disorders. You can hear that part of her story by clicking here.

Eating disorder care at Rogers

Rogers offers multiple levels of care for eating disorders for children, adolescents, and adults in a growing number of communities nationwide. Schedule a free screening by calling 800-767-4411 for residential or inpatient in Oconomowoc, and inpatient in West Allis and Brown Deer. Take a virtual tour of Rogers’ Eating Disorder inpatient care for kids and teens, or Rogers’ Eating Disorder residential care for adults. Please call 888-927-2203 for intensive outpatient at all other Rogers locations.

If you do not feel you or your loved one needs treatment right away, but may be concerned, we offer online quizzes to possibly provide some relief. While these quizzes do not provide a diagnosis, it could be the first step in finding the treatment you may need. Take our online Eating Disorder Quiz today.

Call 800-767-4411 or go to rogersbh.org to request a free screening.