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While eating disorders can affect people of all ages, teens and young adults are often most susceptible. In addition to biological and psychological risk factors, middle and high school students are highly influenced by peer pressure, the thin ideal set by the media, and the desire to be popular.

Eating Disorders Resource Center (EDRC) located in Los Gatos, CA, provides school outreach and faculty education to prevent EDs in youth in our community.

The mission of Eating Disorders Resource Center (EDRC) is to raise awareness of eating disorders (EDs) through presentations to physicians and health care professionals, educators, and community groups; promote recovery through access to screening, treatment, experts, support groups, and the first local comprehensive resource directory; and participate in local, state, and national advocacy efforts to support mental health parity, eating disorders legislation, and effective insurance coverage.

Programs

Programs consists of an annual Every Body’s Beautiful essay contest; training workshops for faculty and staff; and Student Bodies, an interactive, web-delivered prevention course developed by Stanford University.

Community Outreach

EDRC organizes awareness events in the community that encourage ED prevention and understanding including film screenings and events hosted during National Eating Disorders Awareness Week.

Support Groups

EDRC offers free monthly local support groups in which individuals struggling with EDs and their families can receive support. Though not a substitute for professional treatment, support groups are essential to the recovery process and act as a safety-net for those with limited or no insurance coverage.

Resources

The EDRC website, www.edrcsv.org, provides those seeking help in Santa Clara County with a comprehensive directory of local treatment professionals, educational material, insurance information, treatment studies, support groups, and other helpful links. In addition, they provide education, encouragement, and resources daily for callers struggling with eating disorders and their loved ones.

Explore the EDRC website to learn more about eating disorders (EDs), including the signs and symptoms, how to talk with someone who may have an ED, treatment of EDs, and how to choose an ED center.

Source: Eating Disorders Resource Center | Eating Disorders Resource Center, https://edrcsv.org | Ⓒ Eating Disorders Resource Center (EDRC) 2020

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