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Eating Disorders

Eating disorders are mental illnesses causing serious disturbances in eating behaviours. Below you will find resources to help you better understand this topic.

Community Partners

You can contact the partners below to get more information and assistance.

  • ACCESS Mental Health

    Clinicians work over the telephone to help people navigate the addiction and mental health system. They are familiar with both Alberta Health Services and community based programs and will explore options and direct/refer clients to the most appropriate resource to meet their needs. Access Mental Health is a non-urgent service.

    Phone: 403-943-1500 (extension 1 for child and adolescent services)

    http://www.albertahealthservices.ca/services/Page11443.aspx

Web Content

Book Lists

These resources are available to borrow at the Family & Community Resource Centre. You can also check with your local library or with The Alberta Library for the availability of these resources.

You can download, print, and share these lists:

Parents/Support Persons who have a Child with an Eating Disorder

Memoirs

Skills Based Workbooks

Contributors

Thank you to our friends at the Calgary Eating Disorder Program for their contributions.

Disclaimer

This material is designed for information purposes only. It should not be used in place of medical advice, instruction and/or treatment. If you have specific questions, please contact your doctor or appropriate health care professional.

For more information contact the Child Health Information Specialist at 403-955-7745 or