According to the National Eating Disorders Association, ten million females and one million males in the United States are struggling with an eating disorder. Eating disorders are complex conditions that can have a serious long term impact on a person’s health, productivity, and relationships.
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The mission of the Southwest Michigan Eating Disorder Association (SMEDA) is to use education to prevent eating disorders among people in Southwest Michigan and to improve the identification of, and treatment outcomes for, those with eating disorders.

SMEDA’s goals are:

  • To educate the public in our community about anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa and other eating disorders

  • To educate professionals in our community about eating disorders and their diagnosis and treatment

  • To advocate for better detection and care for patients suffering from eating disorders

  • To further the knowledge and expertise of SMEDA’s members and others who work with persons who have eating disorders so they can better serve the community.

 

 

Get Help

SMEDA is committed to providing support to people struggling with eating disorders as well as people who help to support and care for them. We offer a Professional Directory of Care Providers, information on treatment options, and several support groups.

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Support

Your donation supports prevention education and better treatment options for people suffering from eating disorders in this area. You can help make a difference in someone's life today.

 

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Questions? Click here to contact us at
123smeda@gmail.com or
SMEDA
P.O. Box 20095
Kalamazoo, MI 49019-1095

Professionals

SMEDA is a member-based professional organization focused on providing education on how to best identify and treat patients with eating disorders.

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Join

Both professionals and community members may join this membership organization. Individuals are also welcome to volunteer on our various committees or participate in special prevention education projects and outreach education. Local organizations partner to provide support as well.

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CALENDAR

Eating Disorder Support Group. Sept. 8, 7:00-8:30pm
Kalamazoo Area click here.

Diagnosis, Assessment & Treatment of Eating Disorders with Amy Baker Dennis. Sept.15-Dec. 8. Click here for brochure. Register by Aug. 20.

Reading Between the Lines When Treating Children & Pre-Teens with Eating Disorders. Friday, Sept. 23, 2016, 8:30-3:00pm
Maggiano's Little Italy, Chicago. Click here for more information.

SMEDA Meeting.
Sept. 30, 9am-12pm.
Gilmore Center, Bronson Hospital.

Essential Tools for Clinical Care, Recovery and Prevention. Oct. 14, 8:30 a.m. - 4:15 p.m. St. Joseph Mercy, Ypsilanti. Breakout sessions. $25 for SMEDA Members. Click here to register.

Art Hop February 2017.
If you are currently struggling with or have recovered from an eating disorder (ED), and are willing to express your struggles/relationship with your ED in an artistic form/experience, Click here.
Art Hop 2017 Release Form

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