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ACUTE Eating Disorder Stories

We’d like you to meet some of our patients through their personal eating disorder stories. You’ll discover how ACUTE can help break the seemingly never-ending cycle of emergency room visits and ineffective medical care by providing definitive stabilization in the hands of our caring and compassionate eating disorder specialists. Hundreds of patients have been successfully discharged from our care.

A Lifelong Eating Disorder Battle – and How I Survived: Betty’s Story Monday, July 18, 20160

A Lifelong Eating Disorder Battle – and How I Survived: Betty’s Story

I now realize that treatment should not feel like babysitting. At ACUTE, I finally found a team and program that helped save my life.

Patient Testimonials

A chance to live, a chance to fly...

When reflecting back on my time at the Denver Health and the ACUTE Center for Eating Disorders it is hard to know where to begin. The entire experience from start to finish was both eye opening and life changing. Upon admission, I was at my lowest point physically, mentally, and emotionally and drained of life and hope. I was far from home, my family, and support and scared to begin what I knew would be a long and arduous journey. Having struggled with anorexia for over ten years and in and out of many different treatment centers, I was exhausted and had lost sight and hope of recovery.

My time at ACUTE, however, was unlike any experience I had had at previous facilities and treatment centers. From the moment I was admitted, I was treated not as a disease but as a person. The wonderful staff from Dr. Mehler and Dr. Gaudiani to the nurses and CNAs embraced me and took the time to truly understand and meet my needs. The care was individualized and complete, addressing both nutritional, physical, and mental aspects. Above all, the treatment team was just that--at team--and always ensured I was an active part of my treatment and recovery.

In the end, I left Denver Health with a renewed spirit and outlook on life. I was truly nourished body, mind, and soul and allowed the freedom to rediscover who I was without an eating disorder. Most importantly, I left knowing it was ok to have fears and uncertainties but not let that keep me from letting go and living life. There is so much more out there beyond the eating disorder once you stop simply existing and start truly living. My sincere hope and wish for those battling with an eating disorder and the decision to seek treatment is that you give yourself a chance--a chance to find yourself, a chance to live, a chance to fly.

Family Testimonials

The ACUTE Center for Eating Disorders saves the lives of severe eating disorder patients, and their loved ones are often the most vocal and most grateful.

Healthcare Professional Testimonials

The ACUTE Center for Eating Disorders is proud of the outstanding reputation our specialized care has built, as demonstrated in the testimonials shared by other healthcare professionals. Through our close relationships with referring providers and treatment programs nation-wide, ACUTE is able to provide life-saving treatment to patients from across the country.

ACUTE Center for Eating Disorders

777 Bannock Street 
Denver, CO 80204
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(844) 781-4955 phone
(303) 602-5559 fax

Outreach & Public Relations
Rachael Harriman
ACUTE Program Manager 
777 Bannock St, MC 8105 
Denver, CO 80204
(303) 602-5550

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If you or someone you know is suffering from a severe eating disorder, contact us to learn more about our program, to receive a free medical assessment or to begin the admission or referral process.