Saturday, January 28, 2012

Expansion of Treatment Facilities for Eating Disorders

Continued development and expansion of eating disorder treatment facilities has allowed for greater options for eating disorder suffers seeking recovery.  This is critical at a time when the need for support for recovery from an eating disorder and the promotion of awareness and prevention is proliferating. 

Recently, Rogers Memorial Hospital, a comprehensive health system specialized in the treatment of mental health, has expanded on its campus’s facilities, allowing for the sustained endorsement of the organizations emphasis on quality patient care.  Additionally, the added facilities will assist the organization as they seek to offer the uppermost standards of excellence in behavioral health treatment. 

Details of this expansion for Rogers Memorial Hospital include new amenities that will serve function roles to the current inpatient centers in addition to the organization’s distinguished residential treatment centers for eating disorders.  Further aspects of this development also include capacities for various recreations, such as a fitness center, relaxation room, and art therapy studio.  Current facilities for the hospital’s inpatient psychiatric units will be replaced by these newly designed buildings.  Staff from Rogers Hospital has expressed how these recent improvements within the organization’s facilities symbolize their commitment to investment in patient encounters. 

More information about this press release is available at

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Maintaining your recovery in the New Year

At Eating Disorder Hope, we understand and empathize with the difficulties and struggles recovery may entail.  Perhaps one of the more challenging periods of recovery is the holiday season, a time that is often excessively centered on food.  Coming into the New Year can be equally taxing as it’s often characterized by impractical resolutions that can set up an individual for feelings of failure or inadequacy if these goals are left unmet.  Consistent dedication and persistence in one’s recovery allow for ongoing success in establishing freedom from an eating disorder, no matter what month of the year we may be in.  While in recovery, it is crucial to remember that every day begins anew, with the promise of a fresh start in spite of the many ups and downs associated with the journey.  You don’t need a New Year to officially begin in order to commemorate your life uncontrolled by an eating disorder.  Your life apart from your eating disorder and the self-depreciation accompanying it starts now and will continue throughout the year-no need for unrealistic resolutions, flawlessness, or perfection, just unyielding dedication to recovery!

Monday, January 16, 2012

National Eating Disorders Awareness Week

Eating Disorder Hope is proud to promote the National Eating Disorders Awareness Week, which will take place from February 26th-March 3rd, 2012.  “Everybody Knows Somebody” is the theme of this year NEDAwareness Week, developed rightly so as the awareness of eating disorders is extending across the nation and world.

NEDAwareness Week is a cooperative endeavor of eating disorder professionals, health care providers, students, social workers, educators, etc, who are dedicated to raising awareness of the dangers associated with eating disorders and the necessity for prompt intervention and treatment.

NEDAwareness week has ultimately been developed as a way to promote the prevention of eating disorders and body image issues.  Additionally, the advocacy of improved access to treatment as well as decreasing the stigma contiguous with eating disorders is endorsed through this event as well.

How can YOU be a part of this important mission?

NEDA is asking everyone to do just one thing to aid in raising awareness about eating disorders.  All efforts, no matter how big or small, will be equally important in promoting this!  Possible ways to contribute include distributing information pamphlets, post information on Facebook, putting up posters, and MUCH more!  Read about more ways you can become involved here.

With the awareness of eating disorders spreading exponentially, the chances that you or someone you love has been affected by an eating disorder are great.  Please consider joining the National Eating Disorders Association in the fight against eating disorders by becoming a registered participant for the upcoming NEDAwareness week.

Register today at and help raise awareness by doing just one thing!