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Help at College -- What are the resources at my College for Eating Disorder Treatment?


What is available at my college for eating disorders?

Help at College -- What are the resources at my College for Eating Disorder Treatment?

Brown University: Through the B’Well Health Promotion and student organizations like Project LETS, Brown University takes mental health advocacy seriously. Peer mentors and workshops give students struggling with eating disorders an opportunity to express what they are going through and seek help. Click here for more information https://www.brown.edu/campus-life/support/counseling-and-psychological-services/ .

Dartmouth College: The Student Wellness Center on the Dartmouth campus encourages mental and physical health for all students. The center focuses on prevention and early intervention for eating disorders by providing resources such as the Thriving Together Wellness Peer Support program. Click here for more information http://www.dartmouth.edu/~chd/ .

The George Washington University (GW): GW has a vibrant on-campus community for eating disorder advocacy. SPEAK GW is a student organization that regularly holds recovery-minded events around campus and through social media. The Mental Health Services office at GW provides additional resources. Click here for more information https://counselingcenter.gwu.edu/eating-disorder-resources .

Loma Linda University Behavioral Medicine Center Eating Disorder Program: www.Llubmc.org . The Eating Disorder Program provides a caring and nurturing environment in which the patient and their family can experience a safe haven to explore and examine new ways of self-understanding, as well as building effective relational skills. Within this safe haven, the patient begins to learn how to live without an eating disorder and receives the necessary help toward a healthy recovery. The program also: recognizes the multitude of components that anorexia and bulimia present; gives attention to the specialized medical needs of the patient; seeks to involve family members to increase the support of the family system and addresses other mental health issues that are present. For more information, call 800-752-5999 or 909-558-9275, or visit the website.

The Ohio State University: The Eating Disorder Treatment Team, an active student-run chapter of Project HEAL, and free nutritional counseling are just a few of the many eating disorder recovery resources available to students at The Ohio State University. Click here for more information http://swc.osu.edu/nutrition-fitness-body-image/eating-disorder-treatment-team/ .

Stanford - Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital: www.eatingdisord ers. lpch.org. The Comprehensive Eating Disorders Program at Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital at Stanford is a national and international leader in the treatment of children and adolescents with eating disorders that include Anorexia nervosa, Bulimia nervosa and Eating disorders not otherwise specified (EDNOS), including the female athlete triad. The program, which has been treating patients successfully for more than 30 years, is directed jointly by the Stanford University School of Medicine’s Adolescent Medicine Division and Division of child and Adolescent Psychiatry. As a major research center for the care of patients with a full spectrum of eating disorders, they provide the most advanced and most effective medical, psychological and psychiatric treatments available with the same emphasis on family-centered care that is the hallmark of treatment at Packard Children’s. Packard Children’s physicians were pioneers in bringing the successful family-based treatment known as the Maudsley Approach to the United States, authoring treatment models and leading research that demonstrates evidence of its effectiveness. Expertise in this area makes Packard Children’s an ideal resource for families looking for a center that will support their efforts to address their child’s eating disorder. Patients access care through the program's eating disorders outpatient clinic, or if they are in need of medical stabilization, through the inpatient Comprehensive Care Program. The combination of both inpatient and outpatient services in one program makes the Packard Children’s Hospital eating disorders program truly unique. For more information, call 650-694-0600 or visit the website.

Texas Christian University (TCU): TCU has various programs and events that aim to combat body image issues and encourage body positivity. These include The Body Project, a student organization on campus, and the annual Feed Your Body and Soul Week. Click here for more information https://counselingcenter.gwu.edu/ .

UCSD Eating Disorders Center: http://eatingdisorders.ucsd.edu/ . UCSD Eating Disorders Center focuses on developing treatment-based, empirically supported modalities. UCSD offers Partial Hospitalization and Intensive Outpatient programs for adolescents and adults, both males and females. The adult programs place a heavy emphasis on Dialectical Behavioral Therapy with support from Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. The adolescent programs are based in Family Based Therapy, as well as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. Each of the outpatient programs provides group and individual therapy, dietary support, medical management, psychiatric assessment and treatment of co-occurring disorders. Based on studies showing support for Family Based Therapy, also known as the Maudsley model, UCSD provides a five day intensive program for adolescent families to learn how to refeed and manage eating disorder symptomology at home allowing the family to affectively the treat their son or daughter on an outpatient basis. For patients needing a higher level of care, UCSD has partnered with Rady Children’s Hospital to open the Medical West Unit. The Medical West Unit offers specialized medical stabilization for patients with Anorexia Nervosa, Bulimia Nervosa, and Eating Disorder NOS. UCSD is excited to announce an affordable housing for adults attending the Outpatient Programs. For more information, visit the website, or call 858-534-8019.

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