“Everybody Knows Somebody”: Eating Disorders Resources at Ithaca College

02/28/2013

Contributed by Nancy Reynolds

As National Eating Disorders Awareness Week comes to a close, it’s important to stress how vital it is to seek help for eating disorders. Because of the complex nature of the illness, a comprehensive treatment which includes medical, nutritional, and psychological therapies is recommended, and the earlier treatment begins, the better chance there is for recovery. 

You can contact any of the following resources on campus to get help for yourself or for a friend. Consultations are confidential. 

·         The Center for Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) (607-274-3136) provides initial assessments, support groups, and short term individual counseling, as well as assistance with referrals for long term services. 

·         Hammond Health Center (607-274-3177) offers physical exams, lab work, and medical follow-up.

·         Registered dietitian Cathy J. Saloff-Coste (607-277-2053) is available on campus and in her downtown office to provide individualized nutrition counseling.

 ·         The Center for Health Promotion (607-274-7933) provides a variety of pamphlets about eating disorders as well as links to educational resources on its website.

The following websites also provide reliable information and resources:

www.nationaleatingdisorders.org (National Eating Disorders Association, NEDA)

www.anad.org (National Association of Anorexia Nervosa and Associated Disorders, or ANAD)

www.bulimia.com (Gürze books) (800-756-7533)

  

Individuals with disabilities requiring accommodations should contact Nancy Reynolds at nreynolds@ithaca.edu or (607) 274-3136. We ask that requests for accommodations be made as soon as possible.

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