Do you ever wonder if your child or loved one is struggling with an eating disorder? Is it “bad enough” to refer to a specialist? How can you support them during their eating disorder treatment? Eating disorders are serious, complex, and life-threatening conditions that require appropriate care and management by a team of professionals. These questions and more will be answered during this free session to help you understand of the multidimensional nature of eating disorders.
Blog Archives: July 2014
We would like to thank all of you who joined us last week at The Emily Program – Cleveland's Open House and complimentary CEU presentation. We are humbled by such a warm reception from our fellow peers, colleagues and community supporters.
Participants needed for a study aimed at understanding early eating disorder symptom development!
The University of Minnesota and The Emily Program are seeking adolescents who have received an eating disorder diagnosis and parents of adolescents with a current or past eating disorder diagnosis to participate in a study looking at eating disorder symptom development. All participants will be asked to come in for a 45 minute session in which they will be interviewed and surveyed about their eating disorder development.
Participants will be adolescents between the ages of 12-18 with a recent eating disorder onset (i.e., within the past two years) and/or parents of adolescents with a recent eating disorder diagnosis.
Participants will each be compensated with a $25 Visa gift card for their participation. In person interviews are preferable, we can also complete sessions via phone.
A message from Erin, a former Emily Program client who is in recovery
I had the opportunity to record my story of hope and healing for The Emily Program recently. My hope is that in hearing my story you will know that there is hope for you, there is hope for your loved one, there is hope for everyone. Recovery is a journey, and it is there for you. I cannot promise that it will always be easy, but I can promise that it will be worth it.
(L to R) Lucene Wisniewski, PhD, Dirk Miller, PhD, Mark Warren, MD, and Jillian Lampert, PhD
Join us for The Emily Program – Cleveland's Open House on Tuesday, July 15, beginning at 5 p.m. The event will be held in Cleveland offices in Beachwood. Hors d'oeuvres will be served.
Come help us celebrate our partnership. Dirk Miller, CEO of The Emily Program, CCED's Mark Warren, newly appointed chief medical officer of The Emily Program, and CCED's Lucene Wisniewski, newly appointed chief clinical officer of The Emily Program, and other senior leadership of The Emily Program will be there. We would love to meet you and tell you about our future plans in Cleveland, including a new residential facility opening in 2015.
By Michelle, an Emily Program client
Welcome to my first blog post. My name is Michelle and I’ve been coming to the Emily program for almost 10 years for help in dealing with compulsive overeating, depression and anxiety. When first asked about doing this blog I hesitated. I didn’t think I had anything special to say. But as I thought about it, I realized I have 3 good reasons for doing this:
- I have been through a lot but I’m not unique. All of us are dealing with similar things and I think many of you will be able to relate to some of my experiences. Treatment and therapy can be hard, but knowing you are not alone definitely makes it easier. I also promise to try and incorporate some humor –so be on the lookout for it. You may have to look closely…:)
- Doing this on a regular basis will help me reflect and think about my own recovery. It’s easy to get bogged down in my latest problems. This will help me think about things differently and from a different perspective.
- The Emily Program has literally saved my life and I want to give back. In the last few years there have been a couple of times when the pain got too big, the hope got too small and I just got too tired of fighting. I am still here today because of the connections I have made with counselors & friends at the Emily Program.
So enjoy the reading each month. Feel free to send in comments or questions and I’ll do my best to respond.