Treatment and Information Centres

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*Although I personally do not believe that any single form of intervention can offer all that is needed to meet the needs of EVERY individual who struggles with an eating disorder, I do find that different approaches work for different people. Therefore, I have compiled a list of various places, both within the traditional in-patient, medical domain, and other perhaps unconventional, out-patient centres. There is no ONE 'treatment' that can satisfy everybody, but hopefully through informed choices, you can make the best decision for your individual needs. Remember also -- if ONE attempt at healing does not 'work' for you initially, it does not mean that you cannot heal from this problem. Timing is essential in this process, and oftentimes, different approaches WORK for people at crucial times in their lives.*

Canadian Informational Resources

CANAD (Canadian Association of Anorexia Nervosa and Associated Disorders) 109-2040 West 12th Avenue. Vancouver, B.C. V6J 2G2 Tel: (604) 684-2623<--Infoline: provides information, referrals and support groups for individuals, friends and family dealing with eating disorders. Office Tel:(604) 739-2070

Eating Disorder Resource Centre of British Columbia. Affiliated with St. Paul's Hospital. 1081 Burrard Street. Vancouver, B.C. V6Z 1Y6 Toll-free Tel: (1-800) 665-1822 Regional Tel: (604) 631-5313 Contact: Cynthia Johnston.

Women's Health Clinic. 419 Graham Ave., 3rd Floor. Winnipeg, MB. R3C 0M3 Tel: (204) 947-1517. Contact: Sheila Rainonen.

Association Quebecoise de l'Anorexie mentale et de la Boulmie. 8149 rue du mistral, Bureau 201; Charney, PQ. G6X 1G5. Tel: (418) 832-5050.

Eating Disorder Clinic: Douglas Hospital. 6605 LaSalle Blvd. Verdun, PQ. H4H 1R3. Tel: (514) 761-6131 ext. 89723. Contact: Dorita Shemie.

Mental Health Services; Department of Health and Social Services: Yukon Territorial Government. P.O. Box 2703 Whitehorse, Yukon. Y1A 2C6 Tel: (867) 667-8346. Contact: Paula Pasquali, Director.

Child and Youth Services, Youth Services Centre. 311-20th St. East. Saskatoon, SK. S7N O89 Tel: (306) 655-4900. Contact: Sharon Vanin.

Faculty of Nursing, University of New Brunswick. P.O. Box 4400 Fredricton, New Brunswick. E3B 5A3 Tel: (506) 453-4642. Contact: Kathy Weaver.

Women's Health Resources: 1441-29th St. N.W. Calgary, Alberta. T2N 1B9 Tel: (403) 282-9152 Contact: Mary Bobey.

Gateway Status of Women. P.O. Box 1359 Port Aux Basques, NFLD. A0M 1C0 Tel: (709) 695-7505 Contact: Suzanne LeFranse.

Information, referral and educational centre for public and professionals.

NEDIC (National Eating Disorder Information Centre) Affilated with the Toronto Hospital: College Wing 1-304, 200 Elizabeth Street. Toronto, Ontario M5G 2C4 Tel: (416) 340-4156

NEDIC provides resources such as: written information on ED's and food/weight preoccupation (bimonthly newsletter "The Bulletin"), a nation-wide listing of treatment services and resources, information on support groups for families, friends and ED sufferers, lectures and workshops for schools, community groups, etc., and prevention and awareness campaigns.

American Informational Resources

AED (Academy for Eating Disorders) Montefiore Medical School--Adolescent Medicine. 111 East 210th St., Bronx, NY 10467 Tel: (718) 920-6782

AED offers an association of multidisciplinary professionals: promotes effective treatment, develops prevention initiatives, advocates for the field, stimulates research, sponsors international conferences.

AABA (American Anorexia/Bulimia Association) 293 Central Park West, Suite 1R, New York, NY 10024 Tel: (212) 501-8351

ANAD (National Association of Anorexia Nervosa and Associated Disorders) P.O. Box 7, Highland Park, IL 60035 Tel: (847) 831-3438

ANRED (Anorexia Nervosa and Related Eating Disorders, Inc.) P.O. Box 5102, Eugene, OR 97045 Tel: (541) 344-1144

EDAP (Eating Disorders Awareness & Prevention) 603 Stewart St., Suite 803, Seattle, WA 98101 Tel: (206) 382-3587

IAEDP (International Association of Eating Disorders Professionals) 123 NW 13th St., #206, Boca Raton, FL 33432-1618 Tel: (1-800) 800-8126

IAEDP is a membership organization for professionals: provides certification, education, local chapters, a newsletter, a monthly bulletin, regional workshops and an annual symposium.

NEDO (National Eating Disorders Organization) Affiliated with Laureate Eating Disorders Program: 6655 S. Yale Ave., Tulsa OK 74136 Tel: (918) 481-4044

Treatment Centres

Sheena's Place

Sheena's Place is a non-profit, transitional setting which offers support services to those affected by eating disorders and related issues. Sheena's Place provides a substantial volunteer program; in-school prevention; outreach and community education and advocacy. Contact Ann Kerr (Program Director) or Lydia Oleksyn (Administrator) at Tel: (416) 927-8900 or Fax: (416) 927-8844. 87 Spadina Road, Toronto Ontario. M5R 2T1.

An idea of some of the free programs offered at Sheena's Place are: "healing through art", "drama group", "music at play", "coping with physical pain through movement", "body image group", "yoga", "assertion -- and skill-building", "resume writing group", "understanding substance abuse", and many more support, educational and self-help groups.

Green Mountain At Fox Run

A multidisciplined health and "weight-management" program for women which uses a non-diet approach to help change the relationship between women's bodies and food, while learning how to eat, deal with stress and focus on health. Fox Lane, Box 164 Ludlow, VT 05149 Tel: (802) 228-8885

Swedish Medical Center

Founded in 1986, the Swedish Medical Center offers in-patient, partial hospitalization, and intensive outpatient multidisciplinary care. Free consultations provided. Ballard, WA Tel: (206) 781-6345

The Menninger Clinic

Addresses psychological, medical, and family issues associated with eating disorders. Author Kathryn J. Zerbe, M.D. (The Body Betrayed) is vice president of Education & Research at Menninger and former section cheif of the Clinic's ED Program. Located in Topeka, Kansas. Tel: (1-800) 351-9058

Shades of Hope Treatment Center

An all addiction treatment centre, specializing in the treatment of ED's (anorexia, bulimia, and compulsive overeating), Co-Dependency, and Survivors of Childhood Abuse. Shades of Hope offers: extended care, day treatment, halfway house, intensive residential treatment, 3-day "breaking free" weekends, and out-patient (individual and group) care. Located at P.O. Box 639, Buffalo Gap, TX 75908 Tel: (1-800) 588-HOPE (4673)

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