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Patient Stories

Patient Stories

Eating Disorder Treatment Reviews

At Veritas Collaborative, we understand the complexities of eating disorders and the profound impact they have on individuals and their families. Our comprehensive treatment approach isn’t just recognized by leading professionals in the field; it’s also reflected in the powerful reviews we receive from patients. These testimonials offer a glimpse into our supportive eating disorder treatment centers and the inspiring journeys of those who have found healing with us.

Let the experiences of others be a guiding light on your own path to recovery. Each testimonial is a testament to the transformation that is possible when compassion, expertise, and multidisciplinary support combine to form a truly holistic approach to care.

Read what people are saying about our eating disorder treatment centers

  • – Karen, Veritas Parent, Atlanta, GA

    – Karen, Veritas Parent, Atlanta, GA

    “First, I will say for anyone reading this review – I know why you’re reading it, and I’ve been there. I’m sending you my good vibes. What I am about to say is 100% from my heart and my absolute truth.

    Making the choice to send our daughter to Veritas was legitimately the hardest decision we have made as a family and that I have made in my life. We hail from Ohio, and as if residential wasn’t enough, she was so, so far away.

    I say this without reservation – Veritas saved my daughter’s life. Does that mean that treatment isn’t hard and that it doesn’t take a toll? No. It’s incredibly hard. There may be times that you ask yourself throughout the process if you did the right thing. It’s uncomfortable and it’s difficult. It’s creating change in a situation that seems hopeless and that’s crushing at times.

    My kiddo spent five weeks in treatment here, starting in May 2023. She was angry with me. It was difficult. She also made friends there that she still considers family. The support of the staff here is beyond exceptional, and together, with my daughter, they altered the path that she was on in a way that I didn’t believe was possible. She has learned things about herself, and we learned things about our family that I believe we never would have known otherwise.

    Additionally, the medical team was able to catch a heart defect that she has had since birth, and as a result, we are getting resolved in the coming weeks.

    They understand that not every person is the same and they work to create plans that result in the best outcomes for each circumstance.

    She’s getting ready to start school. She’s a different kid. She’s stepped down to intensive outpatient now – and I will just say, it’s so good to have her back. Her ED put a cloud over who she is, and she’s coming back.

    Is it hard? Yes. Is it worth it? Also yes.

    Love to you if you’re reading this. There is hope.”

  • – Will, Family Advocate Quote

    – Will, Family Advocate

    “This disease is incredibly isolating and makes you question everything as a caregiver and parent. Veritas makes me feel like I am never alone.”

  • – Veritas Parent, Durham, NC Quote

    – Veritas Parent, Durham, NC

    “Recovery is real. But it takes cooperation, hard work, and the support of a strong, professional team — and we got that at Veritas.”

  • – Jodie, Veritas Parent Quote

    – Jodie, Veritas Parent

    “Thankful for this eating disorder resource in our area. They provide an evidence-based approach to diagnosis and treatment options. This mental health illness often requires a long journey to recovery, and the treatment teams have been key contributors to our knowledge and education about the illness… For any parent searching for help, this is a great place to start.”

  • – Jackie, Veritas Loved One, Atlanta, GA Quote

    – Jackie, Veritas Loved One, Atlanta, GA

    “It was the hardest thing I have ever done in my life to leave my loved one here. We were all scared, but we were more scared about what might happen if we didn’t. The Veritas team are experts in this field, and they were so kind and compassionate.”

  • – RD, LDN, Washington, DC Quote

    – Referring Provider, RD, LDN, Washington, DC

    “One of the things I value is the… sharing of information during the hand-off (of patients). My experience with Veritas in this area is super good.”

  • Kelly, Veritas Parent, Atlanta, GA

    – Kelly, Veritas Parent, Atlanta, GA

    “Veritas is committed to helping our child and is. We have appreciated the excellent communication, as well as the extra help with things like school arrangements as we’ve needed it.”

  • – Dianne, Charlotte, NC Quote

    – Dianne, Charlotte, NC

    “If you want treatment that lasts, from an understanding, compassionate, and knowledgeable team, then this is who you need on your side.”

  • – Kim, Veritas Parent, Durham, NC Quote

    – Kim, Veritas Parent, Durham, NC

    “We’re so happy to be here after another treatment center failed to help our child. Veritas is very structured and they do a fabulous job with children! The therapy is amazing and families are very involved in treatment. We came from out of state to be here and it was totally worth it.”

  • Veritas Parent, Durham, NC Quote

    – Veritas Parent, Durham, NC

    I feel like the team of people working with my son at Veritas is going to help both him and us to be able to help us learn to overcome his eating disorder!

  • – Veritas Patient, Durham, NC Quote

    – Veritas Patient, Durham, NC

    “What I really needed was structure and support—I needed a place like Veritas.”

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    – Veritas Parent, Durham, NC

    “Front office staff were incredibly helpful in getting us situated. They were all well-versed and provided answers to all our questions about treatment.

    While in residential care, my daughter’s support team has held to my expectations for communication. Having a support team so intricately involved for all levels of care has been such a relief as we deal with this tough time in our lives.”

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    – Veritas Parent, Durham, NC

    “Overall, these trained professionals are the best. They do all they can for the residents and families as well—from nutrition education to proven therapy to compassion and strong and unwavering dedication to keep our kids safe in their battle with a misunderstood and deadly illness. While not everything was perfect, we learned the tools necessary for when we were able to leave Durham. I have so much respect for all the staff and standards in the facility and would recommend should you need care for a loved one to not accept anything less than Veritas.”

  • – Kathy, Veritas Patient, Atlanta, GA Quote

    – Kathy, Veritas Patient, Atlanta, GA

    “The staff is first class. If you are looking for experts in the field, this is the place to go.”

  • – Lauren, Veritas Patient, Atlanta, GA Quote

    – Lauren, Veritas Patient, Atlanta, GA

    “I was at Veritas in Atlanta for about 10 weeks. The environment is scary when you’re just walking into it. I had struggled with my ED for almost 5 years. I’m out of treatment now. I feel fully recovered and I’m expecting my first child. I have Veritas to thank for my recovery and freedom. I highly recommend Veritas 100%.”

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    – Veritas Patient, Durham, NC

    “Everyone was so supportive of my recovery! Patients and staff alike welcomed me and did their best to help me (and each other) to improve and make progress in their recovery.”

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    – Veritas Patient, Durham, NC

    This program has a very compassionate team of providers. They meet each patient where they are and gently but firmly encourage openness and participation. The registered dietitian team is very insightful and is able to explain the ‘why’s and reasons for specific treatment ideas. The RD team has got to be the most unliked provider at an eating disorder treatment facility, but they all provide a lot of care and compassion, always encouraging and never shaming.”

Eating disorders can feel isolating, but you are not alone. At Veritas Collaborative, we’ve seen countless stories of recovery unfold, stories of people just like you who have found their way back to themselves.

Explore our welcoming locations, the eating disorders we treat, and the personalized care options we offer. Dive into the details of our recovery programs, designed to empower your journey back to health. We’ll be your guide every step of the way.

Let’s take the first step together. We invite you to get started on the path to eating disorder treatment today. We’ll be at your side as you rediscover the joy of a balanced, healthy life.

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While You Wait

While You Wait

Hold on to hope.

If the treatment that’s right for you is not available right away, you may find yourself feeling frustrated, discouraged, or scared. That’s natural. We’re here to connect you with resources and support while you wait for care to begin.

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Stay Connected

Eating disorders thrive in isolation. Maintain relationships with your community medical and mental health providers while you’re waiting for treatment at Veritas Collaborative.

Find Support

A variety of resources are available to support patients waiting for eating disorder treatment. Learn about free virtual support groups, helplines, and our With Me When app here.

Why is there a waitlist for some programs?

The pandemic has fueled a dramatic rise in eating disorders and demand for care. Consider these statistics illustrating the profound impact of the past few years on Americans with eating disorders:

  • 62% of people with anorexia reported that eating disorder thoughts and behaviors increased during the early pandemic, and 30% of people with bulimia and binge eating disorder reported an increase in binge eating and urges (NCEED)
  • NEDA helpline calls increased by 40% in 2020
  • The National Alliance for Eating Disorders’ support group attendance increased by 82% and its referrals by 108% in 2020; these figures were even higher in 2021
  • Eating disorder providers have seen a 30–100% increase in treatment demand, including doubled call volumes and inquiries, increased illness acuity, and waitlists expanding from 1 week to 6–8 months in some parts of the nation

COVID’s strain on people with eating disorders has also affected the communities supporting them. Eating disorder treatment organizations, like the entire mental healthcare system, are overwhelmed. Veritas and our sibling brand The Emily Program are actively engaged in expanding treatment access and support, but we are among the many organizations currently seeing waitlists for some programs.


How long will my wait be?

Program wait times vary by location. Your Admissions Coordinator—your primary point of contact after your eating disorder assessment—will notify you when there is an opening in the program recommended for you. You can expect regular communication from them until your treatment begins.


What can I do while I wait for treatment?

Stay connected

Please maintain your connections with your community-based providers while you wait to begin care, including any medical, mental health, nutrition, or psychiatry professionals. 

By completing this Release of Information form, you can also allow these providers to share information with Veritas Collaborative. This communication between providers helps to inform care decisions and develop a treatment plan tailored to your needs. 

Learn about our eating disorder treatment centers.

Find support

We know that it is incredibly hard to wait for treatment. Although being on a waitlist does not mean that you do not deserve or need care, you may find yourself wondering if treatment is worth the wait. Connection and support are key during this time. Please check out the following resources to help you navigate the waiting period.

Free Virtual Support

Eating Disorder Helplines

ANAD Helpline (National Association of Anorexia Nervosa and Associated Disorders)

988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline

  • If you are in crisis, there are options available to help you cope. For confidential support available 24/7 for everyone in the United States, call or text 988 to connect with the 988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline. Chat services are also available.
  • Visit the 988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline website for more information or to access chat support.

Please access the nearest Emergency Department or call 911 in case of a life-threatening medical or mental health emergency.

With Me When App

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Find inspiration, education, and encouragement wherever you go with the With Me When app.

With Me When was designed by eating disorder clinicians as a companion to treatment and recovery. The following features are at your fingertips:

  • Logs to track meals, behaviors, feelings, and goals
  • Tools to develop coping skills
  • Exercises to support mindfulness and relaxation
  • Insights to better understand eating disorders and the recovery process

With the ability to customize logs and more, you can tailor the With Me When experience so that it’s uniquely yours. If you’re a Veritas Collaborative patient, you can also complete your patient paperwork and receive appointment alerts through the app.

  • Get It On Google Play

    Get It On Google Play

  • Download on the Apple App store

    Download on the Apple App store

Access the web version of With Me When here.

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With Me When App

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With Me When helps you manage your eating disorder wherever you are.

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Eating disorder recovery happens 24 hours a day. That’s why we created an app where you can find inspiration, education, and encouragement wherever you go. With Me When was designed by a team of eating disorder clinicians as a companion to treatment, with tools to help you stay on track throughout your recovery journey.

  • Google Play

  • Apple App store

Access the web version of With Me When here.

The With Me When app includes these features:

  • knife and fork graphic

    Food log

  • Smiley face graphic

    Feelings log

  • Smiley face graphic

    Behavior log

  • Toolkit graphic

    Skills toolkit

  • Toolkit graphic

    Goals setting

  • mindfulness graphic

    Mindfulness exercises

Here’s a sneak peek of the app, so you know what to expect:

  • Screenshot of food log in the With Me When app
    Food log
  • Screenshot of With Me When app, Behaviors
    Behavior log
  • Screenshot of the With Me When app, toolkit section
    Toolkit
  • Screenshot of breathing exercise in the app
    Breathing Meditation

You can also complete your client paperwork quickly and easily through the app. 

With Me When is currently available to Veritas Collaborative patients in our adult programs. In future versions, With Me When will be available for wider use across patient and provider communities. When you can’t be at one of our eating disorder treatment centers, With Me When is there to support you. 

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School and Community Resources

School & Community Resources

Website links to school and community resources and support information.

  • WithAll’s “What to Say” campaign

    The mission of WithAll’s “What to Say” campaign is to stop diet and weight talk to protect the physical and mental health of kids. Find resources for what to say instead, as well as answers to your everyday questions about supporting kids as they navigate food and body image issues.

    Learn more

  • NEDA school and community resources

    The National Eating Disorders Association (NEDA) provides an educator toolkit, school resources, and educational brochures that can be downloaded for free.

    Learn more

  • Be Real curriculum resources

    Be Real provides curriculum resources to use with children in classroom settings or after-school groups.

    Learn more

  • Informational materials

    Considering care at one of our eating disorder treatment centers but want to learn more? Download informational materials from Veritas Collaborative. 

    Learn more

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Web Resources

Web Resources

Website links for more eating disorder, substance use disorder, and support information.

  • Facts About Eating Disorders: What the Research Shows

    A fact sheet with eating disorder statistics from the Eating Disorders Coalition for Research, Policy & Action (EDC).

    Read more

  • What is ARFID?

    A brief overview of Avoidant/Restrictive Food Intake Disorder (ARFID).

    Read more

  • Eating Disorders in Males

    A look at eating disorders and body image issues in males.

    Read more

  • Eating Disorders and Adolescents

    An article exploring eating disorders in adolescents, including recent and emerging research. 

    Read more

  • Eating Disorders in Marginalized Communities

    An article about anorexia, bulimia, and binge eating disorder in marginalized communities.

    Read more

  • Finding Me: Discovering My Transgender Identity

    Ryan Sallans’ eating disorder recovery story.

    Read more

  • Evaluation and Treatment of ARFID in Adolescents

    A review of the diagnostic criteria for Avoidant/Restrictive Food Intake Disorder (ARFID) and a multidisciplinary approach to treatment.

    Read more

  • How ARFID Is Treated

    An overview of medical and therapy options available for treating Avoidant/Restrictive Food Intake Disorder (ARFID).

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  • Bloomberg Law Article: Labor Department Gets Tougher on Employer Mental Health Benefits

    A look at the compliance issues associated with federal mental health parity law and what can be done to address noncompliance.

    Read more

  • Unique considerations for the medical care of restrictive eating disorders in children and young adolescents

    An overview of how to identify, approach, and manage the potential age-related complications of children and adolescents receiving care at eating disorder treatment centers.

    Read more

  • Linear growth in young people with restrictive eating disorders: “Inching” toward consensus

    A look at how careful attention toward other specific age-related consequences of malnutrition can improve psychological outcomes and reduce long-term, potentially irreversible medical complications of an eating disorder.

    Read more

  • PLACE HOLDER

  • Academy for Eating Disorders

    A global professional association committed to leadership in eating disorders research, education, treatment, and prevention.

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  • ED Support Groups

    Free support groups that may be led by professional or non-professionals.

    Learn more

  • Body Positive

    Body Positive focuses on boosting body image at any weight.

    Learn more

  • Drug Rehab Connections

    An independent resource that understands the importance of recognizing addiction and helping guide those who need help to find treatment and rehab.

    Learn more

  • Eating Disorder Hope

    Eating Disorder Hope offers information, treatment options, recovery tools, and resources to those suffering from eating disorders, their treatment providers, and loved ones.

    Learn more

  • Eating Disorders Coalition

    A group of organizations related to eating disorders and individuals with a mission to advance the federal recognition of eating disorders as a public health priority.

    Learn more

  • Families Empowered and Supporting Treatment of Eating Disorders

    F.E.A.S.T. is an international group for caregivers to individuals struggling with eating disorders.

    Learn more

  • Gurze Books

    Gurze Books publishes specialized books, newsletters, and resources on eating disorders.

    Learn more

  • National Coalition Against Domestic Violence

    The National Coalition Against Domestic Violence (NCADV) works toward making societal changes necessary to eliminate personal and societal violence against all women and children. They offer local, state, regional, and national resources for domestic violence.

    Learn more

  • National Eating Disorders Association

    An organization dedicated to education, resources, and support for those affected by eating disorders and has a wide variety of eating disorder resources and educational handouts.

    Learn more

  • New Moon Girls

    Safe, educational, ad-free site for girls ages 8-14. Activities include moderated chatrooms, discussion forums, reader-submitted art, poetry, and videos.

    Learn more

  • Start Your Recovery

    StartYourRecovery.org is a website developed by bringing together experts in substance use treatment from leading nonprofit, academic, and government institutions. 

    Learn more

  • Marci RD

    Marcird.com/blog is a blog that provides information, tips, and suggestions to help you find your own way to a balanced healthy life.

    Learn more

  • Ask Bodyposipanda

    Advice column for The Unedit, all about recovery, diet culture, self-love, food, exercise and all things bopo.

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  • Body Image Movement

    Founded by Taryn Brumfitt in 2012, the Body Image Movement is on a mission to end the global body-hating epidemic by inspiring people to embrace their bodies through documentaries, books, online programs, speaking, and educational resources.

    Learn more

  • Body Kindness

    Body Kindness will boost your hope and confidence in leaving diets behind from exactly where you are today. 

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  • Brain-Based Eating Disorders

    An e-text on temperament-based therapy with supports (TBT-S) by Dr. Laura Hill.

    Learn more

  • She’s All Fat

    The podcast for body positivity, radical self love, and chill vibes ONLY.

    Learn more

  • Fat Black Audacity

    Join Brandi Michele, a content creator, cultural critic, fat body advocate, and community builder, who is committed to growing a platform to empower, encourage, and uplift black non-men. Her podcast “Fat Black Audacity” gives you her take on the world, validates the oppression of fat bodies, and chronicles her lived experiences. 

    Learn more

  • Fighting Eating Disorders in Underrepresented Populations

    FEDUP is a collective of trans+, intersex, and gender diverse people who believe eating disorders in marginalized communities are social justice issues. 

    Learn more

  • The Body Is Not an Apology

    The Body Is Not an Apology is an international movement committed to cultivating global Radical Self Love and Body Empowerment.

    Learn more

Social Media Resources

Find social media resources by checking out who we follow on our social media channels:

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Books

Books

Book recommendations from Veritas Collaborative.

  • Life without ED book cover

    Life Without Ed

    By Jenni Schaefer

    How one woman declared independence from her eating disorder and how you can too

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  • Goodbye ED, Hello Me book cover

    Goodbye Ed, Hello Me

    By Jenni Schaefer

    Recover from your eating disorder and fall in love with life

    Buy

  • Sick Enough book cover

    Sick Enough: A Guide to the Medical Complications of Eating Disorders

    By Jennifer L. Gaudiani, MD, CEDS, FAED

    Sick Enough offers patients, their families, and clinicians a comprehensive, accessible review of the medical issues that arise from eating disorders by bringing relatable case presentations and a scientifically sound, engaging style to the topic.

    Buy

  • The Eating Disorder Sourcebook book cover

    The Eating Disorder Sourcebook

    By Carolyn Costin, MA, MEd, MFCC

    Sound, sensitive advice for overcoming an eating disorder – from identifying an eating disorder to treatment options to what you can expect.

    Buy

  • 8 Keys to Recovery from an Eating Disorder book cover

    8 Keys to Recovery from an Eating Disorder: Effective Strategies from Therapeutic Practice and Personal Experience

    By Carolyn Costin, MA, MEd, MFT, Gwen Schubert Grabb, and Babette Rothschild, MSW

    The authors bravely share their unique stories of suffering from and eventually overcoming their own severe eating disorders. Interweaving personal narrative with the perspective of their own therapist-client relationship, their insights bring an unparalleled depth of awareness into just what it takes to successfully beat this challenging and seemingly intractable clinical issue.

    Buy

  • Intuitive Eating book cover

    Intuitive Eating: A Revolutionary Anti-Diet Approach

    By Evelyn Tribole, MS, RDN, CEDRD-S, and Elyse Resch, MS, RDN, CEDRD-S, FAND

    Make peace with food. Free yourself from chronic dieting forever. Rediscover the pleasures of eating.

    The go-to resource—now fully revised and updated—for building a healthy body image and making peace with food, once and for all.

    Buy

  • The Intuitive Eating Workbook book cover

    The Intuitive Eating Workbook: Ten Principles for Nourishing a Healthy Relationship with Food

    By Evelyn Tribole, MS, RDN, and Elyse Resch, MS, RDN

    This workbook offers a comprehensive, evidence-based program to help you develop a healthy relationship with food, pay attention to cues of hunger and satisfaction, and cultivate a profound connection with your mind and body.

    Buy

  • Body Kindness book cover

    Body Kindness: Transform Your Health from the Inside Out–and Never Say Diet Again

    By Rebecca Scritchfield, RDN

    This practical, inspirational, and visually lively book shows you how to create a healthier and happier life by treating yourself with compassion rather than shame.

    Buy

  • Fearing the Black Body book cover

    Fearing the Black Body: The Racial Origins of Fat Phobia

    By Sabrina Strings

    An important and original work, Fearing the Black Body argues convincingly that fat phobia isn’t about health at all, but rather a means of using the body to validate race, class, and gender prejudice.

    Buy

  • A Hunger So Wide and So Deep Book book cover

    A Hunger So Wide And So Deep: A Multiracial View of Women’s Eating Problems

    By Becky W. Thompson

    A Hunger So Wide and So Deep challenges the popular notion that eating problems occur only among white, well-to-do, heterosexual women. Becky W. Thompson shows us how race, class, sexuality, and nationality can shape women’s eating problems.

    Buy

  • Eating in the Light of the Moon book cover

    Eating in the Light of the Moon

    By Anita Johnston, PhD

    How women can transform their relationship with food through myths, metaphors, and storytelling.

    Buy

  • Wisdom of Your Body book cover

    The Wisdom of Your Body: Finding Healing, Wholeness, and Connection through Embodied Living

    By Hillary L. McBride, PhD

    The Wisdom of Your Body weaves together illuminating research, stories from McBride’s work as a therapist, and deeply personal narratives to offer a compassionate, healthy, and holistic perspective on embodied living. 

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  • Mindful Eating book cover

    Mindful Eating: A Guide to Rediscovering a Healthy and Joyful Relationship with Food

    By Jan Chozen Bays, MD

    Turn food from foe to friend with this bestselling guide to developing healthy eating habits through mindfulness—from a Zen teacher.

    Buy

  • Yoga and Eating Disorders book cover

    Yoga and Eating Disorders: Ancient Healing for Modern Illness

    Edited by Carolyn Costin and Joe Kelly

    Yoga and Eating Disorders bridges the knowledge and practice gaps between mental health providers and yoga practitioners who work with clients suffering from disordered eating. Combining the wisdom of 20 experts in eating disorders treatment and yoga practice, editors Carolyn Costin and Joe Kelly show how and why yoga’s mind-body connection facilitates treatment and recovery.

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  • Surviving an Eating Disorder book cover

    Surviving an Eating Disorder: Strategies for Family and Friends

    By Michele Siegel, PhD, Judith Brisman, PhD, and Margot Weinshel, MSW

    Surviving an Eating Disorder provides a combination of information, insight, case examples, and practical strategies for families and friends to work on their relationship with someone who struggles with an eating disorder.

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  • Talking to Eating Disorders book cover

    Talking to Eating Disorders: Simple Ways to Support Someone With Anorexia, Bulimia, Binge Eating, or Body Image Issues

    By Jeanne Albronda Heaton, PhD, and Claudia J. Strauss

    This book provides some tips on how to support someone who is struggling with an eating disorder. It discusses how to have tough conversations and when to seek professional help.

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  • When Your Teen Has an Eating Disorder book cover

    When Your Teen Has an Eating Disorder: Practical Strategies to Help Your Teen Recover from Anorexia, Bulimia, and Binge Eating

    By Lauren Muhlheim, PsyD

    The book is designed to be a resource for parents and caregivers of teens with eating disorders as well as the mental health professionals, teachers, counselors, and coaches who work with them, clearly outlining the principles of FBT and the process of involving parents collaboratively in treatment.

    Buy

  • Father Hunger book cover

    Father Hunger: Fathers, Daughters, and the Pursuit of Thinness

    By Margo Maine, PhD, and Craig Johnson, PhD

    This updated book describes the origins of father hunger and its effect on the family, with even more practical solutions to help fathers and daughters understand and improve their relationships.

    Buy

  • Your Dieting Daughter book cover

    Your Dieting Daughter…Is She Dying For Attention?

    By Carolyn Costin

    Written for parents of girls who want to explore the various complexities of the dieting issue and prepare you to deal with your daughter and our “thin is in” society.

    Buy

  • Eating Disorders: A Comprehensive Guide to Medical Care and Complications book cover

    Eating Disorders: A Comprehensive Guide to Medical Care and Complications, 4th Edition

    Edited by Philip S. Mehler, MD, FAED, CEDS, and Arnold E. Andersen, MD, FAED, DLFAPA

    This user-friendly and comprehensive guide offers expert advice on diagnosing, treating, and caring for those with eating disorders.

    Buy

  • Treatment Manual for Anorexia Nervosa book cover

    Treatment Manual for Anorexia Nervosa: A Family-Based Approach

    By James Lock and Daniel Le Grange

    This indispensable manual presents the leading empirically supported treatment approach for adolescents with anorexia nervosa (AN). What sets family-based treatment apart is the central role played by parents and siblings throughout therapy. The book gives practitioners a clear framework for mobilizing parents to promote their child’s weight restoration and healthy eating; improving parent and child relationships; and getting adolescent development back on track. Each phase of therapy is described in session-by-session detail. In-depth case illustrations show how to engage clients while flexibly implementing the validated treatment procedures.

    Buy

  • Overcoming Binge Eating, 2nd Edition book cover

    Overcoming Binge Eating, 2nd Edition: The Proven Program to Learn Why You Binge and How You Can Stop

    By Christopher G. Fairburn

    This fully updated second edition incorporates important advances in the understanding and treatment of eating disorders. It features expanded coverage of body image issues and enhanced strategies for achieving–and maintaining–a transformed relationship with food and your body.

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  • Crave: Why You Binge Eat and How to Stop book cover

    Crave: Why You Binge Eat and How to Stop

    By Cynthia M. Bulik, PhD

    Crave helps readers understand why they crave specific foods, recognize their individual triggers, and modify their responses to those triggers. Readers will develop a variety of strategies to use in conquering their cravings and establishing healthy eating habits.

    Buy

  • Binge Control: A Compact Recovery Guide book cover

    Binge Control: A Compact Recovery Guide

    By Cynthia M. Bulik, PhD, FAED

    Binge Control is a compact guide to understanding binge eating disorder (BED) and a companion to Crave: Why You Binge Eat and How to Stop. It is designed to help people who have BED better understand their condition and their treatment options and to help family members and friends of individuals with BED provide understanding and support to their loved ones during recovery.

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  • Beyond the shadow of a diet book cover

    Beyond a Shadow of a Diet: The Comprehensive Guide to Treating Binge Eating Disorder, Compulsive Eating, and Emotional Overeating

    By Judith Matz and Ellen Frankel

    Divided into three sections–The Problem, The Treatment, and The Solution–this engaging book contains chapters filled with compelling case examples, visualizations, and other exercises so that therapists can deepen their knowledge and skills as they help clients gain freedom from preoccupation with food and weight.

    Buy

  • Live Happy book cover

    Live Happy (…damn it)

    By Jennifer Cramer-Miller

    Jennifer was diagnosed with an incurable autoimmune disease, her kidneys failed rapidly, and she plunged into the unfamiliar world of kidney transplantation. Jennifer faced a choice. Hope or despair? Live Happy (…damn it) is a book that will vitalize your optimism, and encourage you to get back up when you stumble and fall. Let Jennifer’s experiences inspire you to embrace every day…and choose hope.

    Buy

  • A Body is Not an Apology book cover

    The Body Is Not an Apology: The Power of Radical Self-Love

    By Sonya Renee Taylor

    The Body Is Not an Apology offers radical self-love as the balm to heal the wounds inflicted by these violent systems. World-renowned activist and poet Sonya Renee Taylor invites us to reconnect with the radical origins of our minds and bodies and celebrate our collective, enduring strength.

    Buy

  • Unashamed: Musings of a Fat, Black Muslim book cover

    Unashamed: Musings of a Fat, Black Muslim

    By Leah Vernon

    A searingly honest memoir of one young woman’s journey toward self-acceptance as she comes to see her body as a symbol of rebellion and hope and chooses to live her life unapologetically.

    Buy

  • Hunger: A Memoir of (My) Body book cover

    Hunger: A Memoir of (My) Body

    By Roxane Gay

    From the New York Times bestselling author of Bad Feminist, a searingly honest memoir of food, weight, self-image, and learning how to feed your hunger while taking care of yourself.

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    Landwhale: On Turning Insults Into Nicknames, Why Body Image Is Hard, and How Diets Can Kiss My Ass

    By Jes Baker

    A deeply personal take, Landwhale is a glimpse at life as a fat woman today, but it’s also a reflection of the unforgiving ways our culture still treats fatness, all with Jes’s biting voice as the guide.

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    Milk and Honey

    By Rupi Kaur

    #1 New York Times bestseller Milk and Honey is a collection of poetry and prose about survival. About the experience of violence, abuse, love, loss, and femininity.

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Knowing the facts about eating disorders is an important first step toward healing.

Eating disorders are influenced by a combination of biological, psychological, and sociocultural factors, so understanding them can feel like an uphill battle. But knowing the facts is an important first step toward healing. That’s why we’ve gathered a variety of resources to shine some light on these complex illnesses. Still have questions? Contact us to learn more about our eating disorder treatment centers.

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Recovery Support

Recovery happens in community.

Our free community events are designed to nurture connection among those experiencing similar situations and promote conversation about eating disorder treatment and recovery. We invite you to help us share hope through stories, education, and open discussion.

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At Veritas Collaborative, we know eating disorder recovery is possible. But it doesn’t happen in isolation. People get better when they have the right treatment and support.

By talking openly about eating disorders, we can challenge the stigma around these illnesses and help people reach recovery sooner. Staying connected through each stage of healing is key to lasting recovery.

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