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Connections: How to help young adults recover from eating disorders

Mar 5, 2021

More than 28 million Americans will have an eating disorder in their lifetime. Local professor of clinical nursing, Mary Tantillo, has written a new book that explores how to help young adults recover from eating disorders. She calls them diseases of disconnection.

We talk to her about that disconnection, as well as how family members can be part of the recovery process. Our guests:

  • Mary Tantillo, professor of clinical nursing at the University of Rochester School of Nursing, clinical professor in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry, founder of The Healing Connection, and author of "Reconnecting for Recovery: Multifamily Therapy Group for Young Adults with Anorexia Nervosa”
  • Alyssa Morales, young adult in recovery from an eating disorder, and private duty licensed practical nurse
  • Michelle Morales, parent peer mentor for the Western NY Comprehensive Care Center for Eating Disorders