As part of our mission we provide various free educational opportunities to community members
for people caring for family members or friends who are struggling with eating disorders.
Many aspects of eating disorders are challenging, especially to people who care for those with these disorders. This group aims to provide you, as a caregiver, an opportunity to learn from other caregivers and from eating disorder professionals and a place where you can talk about your loved ones and the journey you are taking with them. The support group began on October 9th, 2012 and occurs on the second Tuesday of each month from 7:00 to 8:30 pm in the Gilmore Center at Bronson Methodist Hospital in Kalamazoo.
The Tiger in the Jungle
For teachers, counselors, coaches, and other individuals working with youth, we provide a free monthly newsletter that you can subscribe to or read on-line in our archives. Topics range from the different types of eating disorders, to its potential targets, to universal approaches that can be used in any setting to assist the students in question as well as their peers. Please click here to go to the archives for on-line newsletters, or send email to
An important part of our mission is to educate people in the Southwest Michigan
community about eating disorders and their causes, signs, effects, and
treatment options. For third grade classes, we provide a read-aloud of Full Mouse, Empty Mouse by a health professional who can also discuss
appropriate eating habits and body image, changes in body size during
puberty, healthy ways to cope with stress, and the importance of communication
within the family with the students. The story discusses
how mice children incorrectly use food to cope with stress in their lives.
For more information or to arrange for a read-aloud, please see our flyer
or contact us at mouse at swmichiganeatingdisorders dot org.