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eating disorders - help and support
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One of the hardest things to do is admitting and accepting that you have an eating disorder. The next hardest thing to do is reaching out and asking for help. Many of us feel that since this is our problem, that we should deal with it on our own. People with eating disorders are very independent and are not used to sharing their feelings with anyone, especially not a therapist. They may feel too ashamed or embarrassed to reveal to someone what they are doing. Please know that there is no shame in having an eating disorder. I tried for many years to keep this a secret and I tried to stop on my own. It did not work. This problem is too big to correct on your own and you need the help of qualified individuals.

It is important that you find ways that are helpful for you. Many people will try to tell you what you "have" to do in order to recover, but only you know what methods of treatment are best for you. What works for one person, may not work for another. Do not be afraid to tell people what you want and need.

Recovery is a long road and remember that you do not have to travel that road alone. It really is important to reach out for help. There is no shame for having an eating disorder and help is available. You do not have to be a prisoner to your eating disorder forever. Not only is it okay to ask for help, it is necessary. Below are some support options that I hope will be of help to you or to a loved one as they begin getting the help needed to assist them in their recovery.
BRITISH COLUMBIA
B.C. Eating Disorder Association
526 Michigan Street
Victoria, B.C. V8V 1S2
(250) 383-2755
BC Eating Disorders Help Line toll-free at 1(800)665-1822
Campbell River Regional Eating Disorder Program
Campbell River
Phone: (250) 850-5838
Email: margaret.loach@viha.ca
Fraser Health Authority Eating Disorder Program
8978 School St
Chilliwack BC
Phone: (604)702-2311
Note: Intake for Child and Youth
North Island Regional Eating Disorder Program
Comox
Phone: (250) 331-8504 ext 38119
Fraser South Eating Disorder Program
Email: lynn.redenbach@viha.ca
#129, 6345-120th Street
Delta BC
Phone: (604)592-3700
Note: Describes services and resources available in Fraser South for children and adults with an eating disorder.
Be Real Clinic - Vancouver
West Vancouver Community Centre
2121 Marine Drive
West Vancouver
Phone: (604)983-6847
Note: Clinic for eating disorders for youth between 11 to 19 years of age who live on the North Shore, Sunshine Coast, Powell River or Sea to Sky area.
Email: feedback@vch.ca
B.C. Children's Hospital - Eating Disorders
Box 156 - 4500 Oak Street
Vancouver BC V6H 3N1
Phone: (604) 875-2200
Note: An eating disorders program for children and adolescents delivered through the Children's and Women's Health Centre in Vancouver, British Columbia.
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