Eating Recovery Center Launches 3rd Annual Eating Recovery Day With #MyRecoveryLetter

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World-Renowned Calligraphist Yomar Augusto Develops Special Font for Recovery Letters

Eating Recovery Center (ERC), a trusted provider of comprehensive treatment for eating disorders, announced today its third annual Eating Recovery Day will be held on Tuesday, May 1. This year’s theme #MyRecoveryLetter invites eating disorder survivors to write a letter to the person, item, or spirit that embodies recovery for them, showing others that recovery is possible and igniting hope for the millions battling an eating disorder. This call-to-action extends to family, friends, and clinical experts as well – or anyone who served as a support system – to write letters of gratitude, reflection, and inspiration in celebration of this year’s theme.

World-renowned calligraphist Yomar Augusto developed an exclusive calligraphy font for Eating Recovery Day. Every participant that submits a letter at MyRecoveryLetter.com will have it transformed into a keepsake work of art, that can be shared on social media platforms by simply using the hashtag #MyRecoveryLetter.

As eating disorders impact many people and everyone’s journey is different, there are many other ways to get involved in this year’s Eating Recovery Day celebrations:

  • Follow ERC on social media and participate in the celebration of #MyRecoveryLetter by visiting Facebook and Instagram.
  • Download the ERD special episode Mental Note Podcast.
  • Visit MyTeamRecovery.org to learn more about how you can raise awareness about eating disorders and encourage those in need to seek help.
  • To find out about Eating Recovery Day events happening around the country, please visit EatingRecovery.com.

Eating Recovery Day (ERD) was first created in 2016 to build awareness of the pervasive nature of eating disorders and to inspire hope. Each year, ERD reaches millions nationwide, helping to shift the conversation from the crisis of the “disorder” to instead the potential for “recovery.”

Members of ERC’s Recovery Ambassador Council and National Recovery Advocates have already written recovery letters as examples to inspire others, including:

Kelli E: My Love Letter…To My Husband.
I love you for so many reasons. You live out what unconditional love looks like. You refused to let the eating disorder, which lived between us for so many years, hide the person I really was. You loved me when I was sure I was unlovable. You reminded me that you loved me for who I was, not for what I did.

Kara W: Dear Sun
It feels a little silly writing to you but the truth is, you mean a lot to me. You see, in my darkest days of binging, when I ate myself in a corner, letting life crumble around me, you were still there. I stopped going outside, worried what other people thought of me at my highest weight and the stigma and shame I carried with me. I stopped feeling the joy of your warmth on my face.

Shannon K: Dear Shannon
Remember when you worked at the San Diego Humane Society and sent a hopeless email to your therapist? You wrote, “I feel like I will never recover, and I hate myself for that...” You will recover. You will become a mother. You will write a book. You will latch onto and love this awesome, messy, mundane life. The hurt and hell will build compassion. The years lost to an eating disorder will bring you close to others who suffer in the dark—late at night in the kitchen or alone in a hospital bed or homeless inside of a dog kennel.

Eating disorders are more prevalent than many realize, with the latest statistics indicating that more than 30 million people in the U.S. suffer from an eating disorder. Over 70% of sufferers will not seek treatment due to stigma, misconceptions, lack of education, diagnosis, and lack of access to care. While those numbers may be sobering, statistics show that up to 80% of patients who receive and complete eating disorder treatment will recover or improve significantly.1

For additional information about ERC, call (877) 789-5758, email info(at)eatingrecoverycenter(dot)com or visit http://www.eatingrecoverycenter.com to speak with a Masters-level clinician.

1 https://www.eatingrecoverycenter.com/conditions/eating-disorders/facts-statistics

About Eating Recovery Center
Eating Recovery Center (ERC) is the only national, vertically integrated, health care system dedicated to the treatment of serious eating and related disorders at any stage of the illness. ERC offers best-in-class treatment programs for all patients, no matter their age or gender, struggling from: anorexia, bulimia, binge eating disorder, eating and weight disorder, unspecified eating disorders, as well as comorbid, co-occurring and dual diagnoses. Led by the world’s leading experts in eating disorder treatment, ERC provides a full spectrum of eating disorder recovery services through an unmatched network of multiple locations across seven states.

About Yomar Augusto
Yomar Augusto is a typographic artist and graphic designer from Brazil who relocated recently to Southern California after running his studio in New York City for the past 3 years. Born in Brasilia and raised in Rio de Janeiro, Yomar initially trained as a graphic designer before going on to study photography at the School of Visual Arts in New York City in 2001. He then started his own studio in Rio before completing a Masters in Type Design at the Royal Academy of Art in The Hague, The Netherlands.

Yomar then spent eight years living in The Netherlands and working in type, design and art, in both commercial and educational sectors. Yomar has also presented commercial and conceptual projects with solo exhibitions in Asia, Europe, North & South America. Yomar also taught Typography for Advertising at the Willem de Kooning Academy in Rotterdam between 2011 and 2012 and at the Bauhaus University in Weimar, Germany. He has also held a number of experimental calligraphy and book art workshops in many countries, including Brazil, United States, Russia, Turkey, China, Denmark, Spain, Portugal, Germany and The Netherlands. He has also held numerous solo exhibitions throughout the world, including New York, Belgium and Poland.

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