RIGHT OF PASSAGE
Where I’ve been, isn’t where I’m going
Who I’ve been, isn’t who I have to be
No longer will I disguise inner turmoil,
Nor will I invalidate the challenges I have experienced.
Today, I can face difficult things with an open heart,
And conquer them with my own sense of self-worth
And the help of those around me.
I promise to love ME as much as I have loved others.
Today, my authentic self is my ONLY self!
*- Katie, Former Patient
Eating disorders like anorexia, bulimia and binge eating often exist in isolation and loneliness. At EDCD, we want to make sure you’re equipped with the right tools to live a happy and healthy life at home.
It is important to create an environment of support, connection, therapy and openness while you’re receiving eating disorder treatment at EDCD and when you are ready to leave.
We see the value of friends and family in the healing process; they’re an important part of the therapy puzzle.
Family and friends can make sure you have a framework of love and support to rely on. They can help you work through problems when therapists aren't around: they’re the ones who see you when your guard is down and can lift you up when times are hard. Friends and family are integral in the life-long recovery process.
Allowing yourself to be loved and supported will help you heal. Trusting those who are closest to you can help build a strong support system that will aid in your recovery.
We have different therapy options, with room for the whole family.
We want to be sure the process of recovery is an inclusive one. It’s essential that we educate and inform everyone in your life; we’ll prepare them to act as your sounding board and support team.
Eating Disorder Center of Denver provides several opportunities to educate and involve friends and family in your therapy process. Such opportunities include:
At EDCD, there are therapists and specialists available to help family members cope with the struggles of helping their loved ones, like you, recover from an eating disorder.
Would you like to learn more? Are you concerned about a loved one? This resource should help you and your family members identify whether or not you should be concerned about an important person in your life. Please refer to the article below, and never hesitate to call us with questions: 866.771.0861
Would you like to learn more? Click to download the printable PDF "I Think My Loved One Has An Eating Disorder."