We are beyond thrilled to announce that The Emily Program is partnering with Jessie Diggins! Jessie, a Minnesota native, is a cross-country skier, Olympic athlete, and advocate for eating disorder care and recovery. Jessie Diggins will celebrate with The Emily Program and share her personal story of recovery during The Emily Program’s 25th-anniversary celebration on November 3rd in Saint Louis Park, MN.
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Roughly 30 million people in the United States will struggle with an eating disorder in their lifetime, including approximately 200,000 Minnesotans. The Fox 9 morning news team in Minnesota invited our Chief Strategy Officer Dr. Jillian Lampert onto their show to discuss stereotypes and what we can do to encourage individuals to seek professional eating disorder treatment.
An estimated 77 percent of people with eating disorders will never seek treatment, a statistic that resonated with Minnesota’s WCCO News team. We’re grateful they invited our Chief Strategy Officer Jillian Lampert onto their show to explain some of the barriers that keep thousands of people with eating disorders from seeking help.
Misconceptions about eating disorders often keep people from getting the treatment they need. We’re thankful to the KARE 11 news team for asking our Chief Strategy Officer Dr. Jillian Lampert into their studio to educate viewers. During the interview, she offered tips for helping a friend or loved one who may be struggling with food issues. Approximately 180,000 Minnesotans have an eating disorder right now.
Lampert helped NBC viewers to understand that eating disorders are an illness. “They’re not a choice. They’re not a behavior problem. They’re not a phase. They’re not a lack of willpower. They’re an illness with biological and genetic roots that are influenced by culture. And they need treatment. Just like any other illness.”
A recent article on Cleveland.com reports on varsity volleyball player Veronica Gehring who was diagnosed with anorexia during her junior season. It began with an obsession to “become faster on the court and a stronger volleyball player,” she said.
Re-posted from Cleveland Center for Eating Disorders (CCED) blog archives. CCED and The Emily Program partnered in 2014.
We are very proud to announce our very own Mark Warren, MD, was voted a “2013 Best Doctor” by Cleveland Magazine! He was named by a national board of his peers. Pick up a print version to see the full listing, or read about the featured physicians.