Laura's Soap Box (Blog)
The author of "Eating with Your Anorexic" and director of F.E.A.S.T. (Families Empowered and Supporting Treatment of Eating Disorders) is a mom on a mission to dispel the myths associated with anorexia, bulimia, and other eating disorders. An advocate of the family-based Maudsley approach, Collins thinks parents deserve to know that eating disorders are brain disorders and that parents can be part of the solution.
Family-based treatment for eating disorders, anorexia nervosa and bulimia nervosa.
F.E.A.S.T (Families Empowered and Supporting Treatment of Eating Disorders)
An organization of and for parents and caregivers to help loved ones recover from eating disorders by providing information and mutual support, promoting evidence-based treatment, and advocating for research and education to reduce the suffering associated with eating disorders.
National Eating Disorders Association
An organization dedicated to raising awareness and providing support to people with Eating Disorders, and their loved-ones
National Institute of Mental Health
A government institute focusing on reducing the burden of mental illness and behavioral disorders through research on the brain and behavior
National Association of Anorexia Nervosa and Associated Disorders
Hotline: 847-831-3438, Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. CST.
DBT Center of San Diego
Comprehensive Dialectical Behavioral Therapy for adults and adolescents struggling with Borderline Personality Disorder issues, including intentional self-injury and suicidal behaviors. 619-602-0726
The Center for Balanced Living
Evidence-based treatment, education and prevention, and research in the area of eating disorders and promotes balance in people’s lives.
- Medical Behavioral Unit (Map it)
Acute Care Pavilion, 4th Floor
3010 Children's Way
San Diego, CA 92123
- For immediate medical admissions, please call 858-576-1700 and ask for the Adolescent Medicine Specialist on call.
- For program information or general inquiries, please contact Alyson Merchant, Intake Coordinator, at 858-534-9626.