Posts Tagged ‘Cleveland’

Maintaining Recovery

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This is one person’s story; 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.

By Nicole

Six summers ago, I began a new, terrifying chapter in my life as a then seventeen year-old. I, along with my family, decided to admit me to The Cleveland Center for Eating Disorders (now known as The Emily Program). Recovery has been an unspeakably arduous journey, and it will be a voyage I will be on for the rest of my life. Six years later now in November of 2017, I am able to cope with my illness to the point where I am able to manage a mostly productive, healthy and happy life. How does one go from breaking down one night, asking to be admitted, to having a job, going back to college, and having a great relationship with a loving boyfriend and parents?

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Partial Plus Lodging Expands in MN and Opens in Cleveland

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We are excited to announce the opening of Park Lodging in St. Paul, MN and The Vue in Cleveland, OH! Park Lodging and The Vue are for adults (ages 18+) who do not live within driving distance of one of our outpatient offices, but need to participate in our partial hospitalization program. Partial plus lodging allows guests to stay in a comfortable, safe and supportive setting near our locations while working on their recovery.

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When the Lyrics Quieted the Noise

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This is one person’s story; 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.

by Nicole, a former Emily Program client

As I have grown up and entered the new chapter in my life that has begun my years as a young adult, I have had many obstacles thrown my way before reaching the age of 21. I am happy to say that I am living a happy, healthy, productive, and recovering life in my house up north with my mom and dad. However, it took many years of therapy, medication adjustments, and support from my loved ones to get to where I am today. Things weren’t always promising for me.

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Words with Wisniewski: The High Cost of Eating Disorders

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This article talks about the health repercussions of eating disorders. Please use your own discretion. And speak with your therapist when needed.

The harsh reality of eating disorder mortality rates

Eating disorders kill. This is a harsh reality. Our clients are reminded about this fact from their loved ones, doctors and therapists. Yet, many of our clients believe that it will be someone else who dies and not them.

Eating disorders impact about 30 million people in the United States. They are associated with high levels of premature mortality, including an increased risk for suicide. Without treatment, up to 20 percent of people with a serious eating disorder will die. These are sobering statistics.

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A letter to my eating disorder…

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The two letters below were written by (former) clients to their eating disorders. With their permission, we share these letters to inspire others to seek treatment and fight for recovery.

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