Friday, October 29, 2010

Press Release: Eating Disorder Hope Expands the 2010-2011 Eating Disorder Specialist Library

Eating Disorder Hope Expands the Eating Disorder Specialist Library and Simplifies the Search for Eating Disorder Treatment

FORT WORTH, Texas, Oct. 29, 2010 — Eating Disorder Hope, a respected independent resource for individuals suffering from anorexia, bulimia, binge eating and other body image and eating disorders, has expanded its Eating Disorder Specialist Library to further help sufferers of anorexia, bulimia and binge eating disorder find treatment options.

“The detailed outlines of treatment centers within the Eating Disorder Specialist Library will better serve eating disorder sufferers, their loved ones and treatment providers by simplifying their search for treatment,” said Jacquelyn Ekern, MS, LPC, founder of Eating Disorder Hope.

The new Eating Disorder Specialist Library features detailed overviews and pictures of eating disorder treatment centers and providers. Many eating disorder sufferers and families find that reviewing the online “virtual brochures” offered in the Eating Disorder Specialist Library greatly simplifies their search for treatment.

The Eating Disorder Specialist Library puts individuals in touch with some of the best treatment centers and providers for those suffering from anorexia, bulimia or binge eating disorder and/or co-occurring issues like addiction, anxiety and depression.

Eating Disorder Hope is an organization dedicated to increasing awareness of body image and eating disorders, and to improving access to treatment and recovery information. Since 2005 it has operated one of the leading websites dedicated to eating disorders at The site offers comprehensive information and tools that are utilized both by individuals and healthcare professionals. Key resources include an eating disorders specialist library and treatment provider directory, relapse prevention and eating disorder recovery tools, and an extensive library of articles, books, and inspirational recovery stories. Over the past 5 years, its outreach has expanded to include blogs dedicated to anorexia, bulimia, and other related challenges, as well as a monthly newsletter that is widely read in the eating disorder community.

Aimee Lui, a well-respected educator and advocate in the community of eating disorder treatment and author of the recovery-related books Gaining: The Truth About Life After Eating Disorders and Solitaire A Memoir of Anorexia, has this to say about the website: “Eating Disorder Hope is well named, since hope is the first essential ingredient of recovery. This site supplies a wealth of information, contacts, and inspiration to help make recovery a reality.” – Aimee Lui

The work of is supported by significant sponsorship commitments from Timberline Knolls, Remuda Ranch and Rogers Memorial.

About Eating Disorder Hope

Jacquelyn Ekern, MS, LPC is the founder and director of Eating Disorder Hope, a one-stop resource for support, eating disorder treatment referrals and education about eating disorders. The site promotes ending eating disordered behavior, embracing life and pursuing recovery. Eating Disorder Hope fosters appreciation of one’s uniqueness and value in the world, unrelated to appearance, achievement or applause. For more information, visit


Jacquelyn Ekern, MS, LPC
Eating Disorder Hope
5112 Golden Lane
Fort Worth, TX 76123

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