FREE OPEN SUPPORT GROUP
ED-180 programs offers FREE open support groups for patients, families and loved ones of those who suffer with an eating disorder. Groups are held the second Tuesday of each month from 7:45pm-9pm at the ED-180 program offices in Garden City, N.Y. This group is moderated by an ED-180 program Director and offers an exceptionally supportive environment for all.
At these meetings, patients who found recovery offer support to those who still struggle. Families and loved ones gain insight into the thoughts, distress, and battles that patients face with their eating disorder on a daily basis. Families share stories and provide helpful advise on how to handle the fallout of having a child with an eating disorder. Parents, spouses, and friends learn what they can and cannot do to help the one they love.
Space is limited for this popular group so it is important to reserve your spot by phone prior to the group meeting. Please call the office at (516) 280-3544.
PATIENT SUPPORT GROUPS
ED-180 also offers clinical support groups specifically for patients only who struggle with anorexia nervosa, bulima nervosa, binge-eating disorder, and related conditions. These groups are professionally supervised by an eating disorder therapist and limited to 8 members per group. Members are required to commit to to a 10-12 week period of weekly meetings. For availability and times, please call the offices.
PARENT/SPOUSE SUPPORT GROUPS
ED-180 has support groups specifically designed to help spouses, parents and family members better understand how to manage their own issues surrounding a loved one with an eating disorder. The stress that an eating disorder can place on the entire family unit is great. Feelings of helplessness, frustration, anger, worry, anxiety and depression are common in those who care about the individual who is struggling with an eating disorder. This is group was developed to offer hope, provide education and guidance, and develop straggles to cope with the difficulties of having a loved one who suffers.
Call (516) 280-3544 to find out more about these groups and others.