NOT ONE MORE x ACUTE Center for Eating Disorders

February 25, 2022

Eating disorders are pervasive. More than 29 million individuals in the United States will suffer from an eating disorder. Eating disorders affect all areas of life. They can become severely debilitating, and for some they become deadly. The stakes are high, and yet many individuals will never even receive treatment, either because they lack the resources, support, or means to receive treatment.

At ACUTE Center for Eating Disorders and Severe Malnutrition, Not One More isn’t just a statement, but a commitment. It is a commitment to ensuring those living with an eating disorder, along with their loved ones and care team, have access to the resources, education, treatment and support services to facilitate recovery.

Eating disorders affect every aspect of an individual’s life. It pulls them away from their loved ones, hobbies, jobs, and lives. It distracts from and robs the joy out of precious moments and accomplishments. With adequate support services we can pave the way to recovery with the hope that Not One More moment will be destroyed.

Many grow up in environments where eating disorders are framed as a lack of self-control or a moral failing. That one can simply “opt-out” of having an eating disorder if they try hard enough. Through education and awareness, we can ensure families have a better understanding of eating disorders, and in turn can become a pillar of support for their loved ones with the hope that Not One More is left to suffer in silence.

While eating disorders are relatively common, many providers are still unaware of the risk factors, warning signs and complications of eating disorders. Through research and provider education, we can arm providers with the tools and knowledge necessary to provide adequate care for their patients suffering from eating disorders with the hope that Not One More will go untreated.

Eating disorders are also one of the deadliest mental illnesses, second only to opioid addiction. Through advancements in treatment and research, we can ensure the highest quality of care for those suffering from eating disorders with the hope that eventually Not One More will be lost due to medical complications or suicide.

When patients leave our care, we ensure our aftercare team stays in touch and our patients are transferred to residential programs that best meet their needs. Through adequate support and communication, we can help individuals maintain their recovery with the hope that Not One More will slip through the cracks.

Getting involved locally and utilizing our voices ensures our community and policy makers are listening to our concerns. Advocacy makes sure Not One More person is left without options.

As a global community we have come so far, and we have much further to go before we get there, but that should never stop us from striving for a world where Not One More will needlessly suffer or be lost to this disease.

ACUTE Center for Eating Disorders and Severe Malnutrition
is on a mission to further improve access to expert medical stabilization care for all persons affected by the extreme medical complications of eating disorders, as well as those suffering with severe malnutrition stemming from advanced disease or infection. ACUTE is the only dedicated inpatient medical stabilization program in the country with the resources, environment and experience to treat the most medically severe cases of eating disorders and malnutrition.