In Entry 6 of The Eating Disorder Diaries, Amy sits down with Lydia Rhino and Sabrina Scanga, two Program Directors at The Eating Disorder Foundation (EDF), a non-profit organization that started with a single support group devoted to the families and friends of those suffering from eating disorders. In the 20 years since it's been established, EDF has evolved into much more than a single support group. Amy attends a weekly eating disorder support group at EDF, and it quickly became a major lifeline and tool for her in her recovery journey.
Lydia and Sabrina talk about all of the services EDF offers and they discuss the structure of support groups for those who don’t know what to expect, both in-person and virtual (their virtual groups are available for anyone in the world to attend!). They also highlight the bills they are working to pass in Colorado to change the outdated practices we currently have with eating disorder treatment.
In a nutshell...eating disorder support groups can absolutely change your life and are available for anyone, anywhere!
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Sabrina and Lydia's recommendations:
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