Resources for Those Struggling with Eating Disorders
Last week we shared a blog post for Eating Disorders Awareness Week about how we can help and take action. This week, we want to highlight a few additional resources if you.
Whether you suffer yourself or a friend/family member of someone affected by an Eating Disorder—these websites offer important resources. We want you to know that you are not alone and that recovery is possible.
Something Fishy, ensures that those struggling with Eating Disorders, and their loved ones, have access to the resources they need. Eating disorders can be acomplex and difficult illnesses to understand. Something Fishy strives to provide an understanding of the disorder—what causes them, how they manifest, diagnosis criteria and treatments.
With a clear passion of providing support for sufferers as well as raising awareness and destigmatizing eating disorders. Something Fishy believes that no one should feel ashamed or alone in seeking help. Everyone deserves to live a life free from guilt or judgment. With the right knowledge and support, recovery is possible.
Looking Glass Foundation
The Looking Glass Foundation, aims to ensure that those in British Columbia who are experiencing eating disorders receive the services necessary for a full recovery. Everyone should be treated with compassion, understanding, free from judgement, and stigma.
The Looking Glass Foundation works closely with health care providers to support individuals living with an eating disorder by providing access to treatment and resources.
Here to Help
Here to Help is a resource for both those looking for support for themselves and for others. They provide quality mental health and substance use resources. Dedicated to providing those with the information needed – from understanding mental health or substance issues and getting diagnosed, to finding treatment options and connections to other services.
This is a safe place to find support, information, and expertise on how best to manage mental health issues. With evidence-based guidance in a respectful and non-judgmental manner, you can make informed decisions about your care.
Healthy Essentials Clinic
Here at Healthy Essentials Clinic, we provide medical, clinical and dietetic counselling for those suffering from Eating Disorders. Upon inquiry, the Physician and Individual counsellor will assess if the clients needs are mild, moderate or acute. Our counsellors work with clients on a weekly basis to ensure proper care. At Healthy Essentials Clinic, we are equipped with dieticians who will work with clients to create a meal plan and offer weekly education to family members regarding meal support. We encourage Family counselling sessions for support and psychoeducation around eating disorder information. We have highlighted some of this information above, and have others listed here.
The client pathway from time of diagnosis and referral varies, and will be determined on how best to provide for each individual. However, we know that early assessment and intervention with wrap-around support from a multi-disciplinary team will reduce the incidence of chronic disease. Our professionals are here and ready to speak with those who are seeking help or speaking out about their struggle with eating disorders and mental health issues. You can take this quiz, to help determine if it is time for you to seek professional help. We are here. You are not alone.