An estimated 30 million Americans suffer from eating disorders

For Immediate Release
August 28, 2019

Hear from the experts on Sep 28 at the Gilroy Library

The Eating Disorders Resource Center (EDRC) and Santa Clara County Library District are partnering to bring eating disorder experts to south county. This free event will be at the Gilroy Library on Saturday, September 28 at 4pm. The forum-style event will present a host of information from clinical experts and the opportunity to hear personal stories from others who have struggled with eating disorders. You are welcome to bring your questions and get feedback from the experts.

EDRC executive director Janice Bremis said, “Here at the EDRC, we get calls daily from people struggling and their loved ones wanting to know about treatment options, resources, and other information. Many of these are from South County, so we have decided to bring our experts to your community.”

The panel will consist of two licensed therapists who will answer your questions. Wendy Mosqueda is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, specializing in Eating Disorders and certified by the Training Institute for Child and Adolescent Eating Disorders in Family Based Treatment (FBT) for Anorexia Nervosa. Danielle Friedman is a licensed psychotherapist and a parent of a teenager in the process of recovery from an eating disorder. She is also involved in several parent-to-parent support communities and ED advocacy. Eating disorders have the highest mortality rate of any mental illness. Recovery is possible with the right resources and treatment.

“Health and wellness are topics that concern everyone but not everyone has access to the same information,” said Nancy Howe, Community Librarian. “We are happy to work with EDRC to bring this important information about eating disorders to our South County residents.”

What:  Eating Disorder Expert Forum
When:  Saturday, Sep 28 at 4pm
Where:  Gilroy Library, 350 W. 6th Street, Gilroy, CA  95020      

The event is free and open to the public  

The EDRC’s mission is to raise awareness through education of health care and the general public; promote recovery by providing resources for treatment; and advocate with related local, state and national groups to support mental health parity legislation and effective insurance coverage. Services include free support groups for suffers and family and friends. More information about the Eating Disorders Resource Center is available online, or by contacting Executive Director Janice Bremis at (408) 356-1212.

About the Santa Clara County Library District

The Santa Clara County Library District (SCCLD) promotes knowledge, ideas, and cultural enrichment. Its collection includes more than 2 million books, videos, CDs, DVDs, Audiobooks, eBooks and extensive online resources accessible from home or work. In 2014, SCCLD celebrated one hundred years of service to local residents. For the last eleven years, SCCLD has been consistently recognized as one of America’s Star Libraries by Library Journal. In 2018, SCCLD was ranked among the top ten large libraries in the United States in the Library Journal Index of Public Library Service. In 2014 and 2015, SCCLD won Innovator Awards from the Urban Libraries Council.
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Janice Bremis, Eating Disorders Resource Center
Phone: (408) 356-1212

Nancy Howe/Diane Roche/Erik Sanjurjo
Santa Clara County Library District
(408) 293-2326 ext. 3001/3080/3047