GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOTV)-Eating Disorder Awareness Week is February 26-March 4, 2017. For people who are experiencing an eating disorder or other associated disorders, help is available. The number of children under the age of 12 admitted to the hospital for an eating disorder rose 119% in less than a decade, according to Eating Disorders Coalition. Eating Disorders account for 4% of all childhood hospitalizations. Many times when treatment is finally sought, the illness has spiraled out of control and the chances for a full recovery grow slim.
There are several different approaches to treatment and recovery depending on the patient and individual need. Out-patient treatment include seeking therapy, a nutritionist, dietitian and primary care physician. These are often the first steps towards recovery. In-patient treatment is a form of treatment where patients, who are at a more critical condition, need hospitalization and 24 hour care. Below is a list of hotlines (you can call anonymously), and Eating Disorder resources. Recovery is possible, and help is available.
EATING DISORDER COALITION
ANAD-ANOREXIA NERVOSA AND ADDCIATED DISORDERS
Michigan Eating Disorders Alliance/MiEDA:
The ANAD Eating Disorders Helpline 630-577.1330 is open Monday-Friday, 9:00 am-5:00 pm, Central Time.
ANAD also has a special email address, firstname.lastname@example.org which may be used by those who prefer email instead of phoning.
LOCAL SUPPORT GROUPS
CTED, LLC. COMPREHENSIVE TREATMENT FOR EATING DISORDERS
CTED sponsors a free community support group for anyone in recovery from an eating disorder as well as their family members and friends. For more information group sessions, please call 616-957-7700; or e-mail email@example.com FOREST VIEW MEDICAL HOSPITAL: 1055 Medical Park Drive Southeast
FOUNTAIN HILL CENTER
The Fountain Hill Center for Counseling and Consultation provides pathways to healing and transformation, both personal and relational, through diverse and innovative therapeutic, educational, evaluative, and consultative services. Whether you are looking for individual, couples, family, or group therapy, we’re here to help you take your next step. The center provides pathways to healing and transformation, both personal and relational, through diverse and innovative therapeutic, educational, evaluative, and consultative services.
Kathy and Kristine
Metro Detroit, MI
Phone: (734) 324-3089 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
CENTER FOR DISCOVERY
LINDEN OAKS-ARABELLA HOUSE
EATING RECOVERY CENTER