We recently asked people in recovery from an eating disorder to share their thoughts about the illness. We hope these insights from those who have "been there" help if you're seeking answers and understanding. A big thanks to everyone who contributed to this post and to all the supportive friends and family out there.
These are personal perspectives; everyone will have unique experiences on their own path to recovery and beyond. Some stories may mention eating disorder thoughts, behaviors or symptom use. Please use your own discretion. And speak with your therapist when needed.
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Amy Patefield joined The Emily Program in the fall of 2004. Previously, she worked in a hospital setting, but decided to take the leap to a smaller agency — The Emily Program only had 25 total employees at the time — and has never looked back.
We often hear this question from individuals and their families: “How ill do you have to be to necessitate eating disorder treatment?”
Recovery is possible and it happens in so many ways. Come see for yourself! Our Recovery Nights provide a safe, inspiring, and powerful forum for community members, former clients, and Emily Program staff to share their journey to recovery.
We will be hosting a Recovery Night at The Emily Program-Cleveland on Thursday, September 7th at 6:30 PM.