Wednesday, September 08, 2010

Eating Disorder Hope Gains Support for Eating Disorders Outreach from Timberline Knolls Residential Treatment Center

FORT WORTH, Texas, Sept. 8 -- /PRNewswire/ -- Eating Disorder Hope, a respected independent resource for individuals suffering from anorexia, bulimia, binge eating and other body image and eating disorders, is poised for growth following a significant sponsorship commitment by Timberline Knolls Residential Treatment Center.

"Timberline Knolls' generous sponsorship will help us in our mission of promoting awareness, prevention and treatment in order to better educate sufferers, their loved ones and treatment providers," said Jacquelyn Ekern, MS, LPC, founder of Eating Disorder Hope. "Our website is rapidly becoming a leader in the online pro-recovery world. This additional support will strengthen our position as a powerful agent of pro-recovery lifestyles in an Internet still filled with too many voices promoting deadly pro-eating disorder lifestyles and behaviors."

Timberline Knolls, a private residential treatment center for women and girls ages 12 and up, has supported Eating Disorder Hope since 2006 and has recently committed to the role of sole Platinum Partnering Sponsor. The new partnership reflects Timberline Knolls Residential Treatment Center's ongoing support of organizations promoting a stronger pro-recovery community that inspires girls and women to embrace a lifestyle of health and well-being.

"Our entire team is very pleased to partner with Jacquelyn Ekern and Eating Disorder Hope, which is a crucial independent resource for all concerned with eating disorders," said Kimberly Dennis, MD, an eating disorder treatment expert and medical director at Timberline Knolls Residential Treatment Center. "We're excited to see Eating Disorder Hope reach more individuals and families in need of unbiased information on these diseases and treatment options. Eating disorders are deadly serious medical conditions, but lifelong recovery is possible with proper eating disorder treatment."

Eating Disorder Hope is an organization dedicated to increasing awareness of body image and eating disorders, and to improving access to treatment and recovery information. Since 2005 it has operated one of the leading websites dedicated to eating disorders at The site offers comprehensive information and tools that are utilized both by individuals and healthcare professionals. Key resources include an eating disorders specialist library and treatment provider directory, relapse prevention and eating disorder recovery tools, and an extensive library of articles, books, and inspirational recovery stories. Over the past 5 years, its outreach has expanded to include blogs dedicated to anorexia, bulimia, and other related challenges, as well as a monthly newsletter that is widely read in the eating disorder community.

Jenni Schaefer, a well-respected spokeswoman in the community of eating disorder treatment and author of the recovery-related books Life Without Ed and Goodbye Ed, Hello Me, has this to say about the website: "I wish Eating Disorder Hope had existed when I was struggling with an eating disorder -- I felt lost and like no one understood what I was going through. With just one click, Eating Disorder Hope gives people touched by eating disorders much-needed support -- letting them know that they are not alone, that there really is hope, and most of all, that people can and do fully recover."

The work of is also supported by significant sponsorship commitments from Remuda Ranch and Rogers Memorial.

About Eating Disorder Hope

Jacquelyn Ekern, MS, LPC is the founder and director of Eating Disorder Hope, a one-stop resource for support, eating disorder treatment referrals and education about eating disorders. The site promotes ending eating disordered behavior, embracing life and pursuing recovery. Eating Disorder Hope fosters appreciation of one's uniqueness and value in the world, unrelated to appearance, achievement or applause. For more information, visit

About Timberline Knolls Residential Treatment Center

Timberline Knolls is one of the leading private residential treatment centers for eating disorders, substance abuse, and trauma, with or without a dual diagnosis or co-occurring disorder. Expert treatment staff offers a nurturing environment of recovery for women and girls (ages 12 and older) on a wooded 43-acre campus in suburban Chicago. Women and families seeking Christian eating disorder treatment have the option of working with a dedicated Christian therapist. For more information on Timberline Knolls Residential Treatment Center, the admissions department can be reached at 877.257.9611.


Jacquelyn Ekern, MS, LPC
Eating Disorder Hope
5112 Golden Lane
Fort Worth, TX 76123

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