Mentorship in Eating Disorder Treatment
Why mentorship? Understanding the role of mentors in recovery
When you’re in the thick of eating disorder recovery, it can be easy to lose motivation. Amid frustrations and setbacks, patients and their loved ones might start to wonder, is recovery even possible? And if so, is it worth all of this? The answer to both of those questions is yes—but it can be hard for those struggling to see that in the moment. That’s where mentors come in.
In eating disorder treatment, mentorship involves connecting patients to those who have been in their shoes and made it to the other side of recovery. Mentors provide support, advice, and a listening ear through the ups and downs of treatment. They’re a living, breathing example that recovery is 100% possible and 100% worth it.
Speaking about the role of the mentor, Equip Director of Peer Mentorship Maris Degener said: