Eating Recovery Foundation Convenes Eating Disorder and Mental Health Experts to Explore New Trends and Developments
Eating disorder and mental health experts from across the country and around the world will convene in Denver October 11-12 to learn and collaborate on emerging trends and new approaches for treating mood, anxiety, trauma and eating disorders at the 12th annual Eating Disorder Foundation conference: Navigating Resistance and Emerging Treatments for Eating Disorders, Mood and Anxiety Disorders, and Trauma.
Highlights of the two-day educational event include a keynote address by Frank Warren, founder of the PostSecret movement and author of six New York Times bestsellers. Frank used his experience as a crisis counselor to develop a community where people mail in anonymous post cards with a secret they want to share. He’s received millions of anonymous secrets and every Sunday, Frank selects some to share on the Post Secret website. The stories of how those secrets help to connect people have resulted in his six books, numerous presentations and museum exhibits across six continents over the past 10 years. The campaign has also raised over $1M for suicide call centers.
Warren’s presentation will resonate with mental health providers who are frequently the “secret keepers” for their clients. Clinicians understand the redemptive power of sharing one’s secrets and attendees can submit their own secrets at postcard stations during the conference.
The Eating Recovery Foundation (ERF) is the nonprofit fundraising arm of Eating Recovery Center (ERC), a Denver-based, 12-state network that provides treatment for a wide range of eating disorder conditions, including anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, binge eating disorder (BED), avoidant restrictive food intake disorder (ARFID), diabulimia, and more. As the nonprofit arm of ERC, the foundation provides education and prevention programs, supports research and provides resources for those afflicted with, or at risk for eating disorders, as well as their families, caregivers and treating professionals.
Because 56 percent of eating disorder patients suffer from an underlying mental health disorder, ERC also partners with Insight Behavioral Health Services to provide mood, anxiety and trauma-related treatment programming.
About Eating Recovery Center and Insight Behavioral Health Centers
Eating Recovery Center is the only national, vertically integrated, health care system dedicated to the treatment of serious eating and related disorders at any stage of the illness. ERC offers best-in-class treatment programs for all patients struggling from anorexia, bulimia, binge eating disorder, avoidant restrictive food intake disorder and related disorders. ERC was named a Colorado Biz magazine 2019 Top Company award winner and was named a 2019 Inc. 5000 finalist.
Insight Behavioral Health Centers offers specialized treatment for mood, anxiety and trauma-related disorders. Both programs treat adults, children and teens and offer multiple levels of care, including Residential, Partial Hospitalization Program, and Intensive Outpatient Program. Led by the world's leading experts in mental health, ERC and Insight provides a full spectrum of eating disorder and mood, anxiety and trauma-related recovery services through an unmatched network of multiple locations across seven states.