National Eating Disorders Awareness Week

Posted on Friday, February 22, 2013 by SCCLD PlaneTree Health Information Center

From February 24 to March 2, the Santa Clara County Library District (SCCLD) is collaborating on a variety of Life beyond your Eating Disorderactivities for adults and young people– free presentations (one for adults and one for teens), an essay contest for middle and high school students, and informative in-library displays. Details are featured in February's PlaneTalk, the newsletter for PlaneTree Health Information Center.

SCCLD is offering these events in conjunction with PlaneTree and the Eating Disorders Resource Center. A local nonprofit, the EDRC can help you locate Bay Area support groups and treatment professionals, or deal with insurance coverage difficulties.

Available for check-out from SCCLD or as reference works in the PlaneTree Center, the following books A Parent's Guide to Defeating Eating Disordersare excellent guides for an individual who has, or a parent with a child who has, an eating disorder:
•  Life beyond your Eating Disorder: Reclaim yourself, regain your health, recover for good by Johanna S. Kandel
Crave: Why you binge eat and how to stop by Cynthia M. Bulik, Ph.D.
•  A Parent's Guide to Defeating Eating Disorders : Spotting the stealth bomber and symbolic approaches by Ahmed Boachie and Karin Jasper
Take Charge of Your Child’s Eating Disorder: A physician’s step by step guide to defeating anorexia and bulimia by Pam Carlton, M.D., who will present the talk for parents, teachers, and other concerned adults.

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