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Thursday, January 19, 2012

Considering Treatment Options for Recovery

Though the idea of obtaining treatment for an eating disorder may be overwhelming, confusing, and stressful, finding a professional treatment team who specialize in eating disorders can be one of your most powerful and successful resources in your recovery journey.  Eating disorders are very complex diseases that can have severe health consequences if left untreated, and having the help of a specialized eating disorder treatment team is the absolute best course of action to take when recovery is desired and needed.  Additionally, there are situations were inpatient residential treatment may be the necessary course of action to take in order to effectively begin recovery.  While this generally involves a stay at a treatment center for 30-90 days, these treatment centers have staff and services that focus on addressing the multiple needs of their patients. Treatment is multi-faceted and often includes group counseling, individual therapy, nutrition counseling, art therapy and more.  If you or a loved one is suffering from an eating disorder and other forms of treatment have not been effective, considering inpatient residential treatment may be a life-saving decision.  If you would like to learn more about what to expect at an inpatient treatment center, please listen to this interview to gain some encouraging insight.

Listen to this informative interview, “Inside an Eating Disorder Facility” at

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Enter Drawing to win free copy of "Moving Beyond Depression" by Dr. Gregory Jantz

Win One of Ten Free Books Offered in Drawing

Moving Beyond Depression

By Dr. Gregory L. Jantz with Ann McMurray @
 Moving Beyond Depression book cover
In the past, people who arrived at the crossroad of depression had only two escape routes: they could  "get-over-it" or "medicate it." If neither of these paths effectively led to recovery, the person stayed on a dead-end path indefinitely. At some point, the frustration caused some sufferers to leave the path of life altogether. Is it any wonder new answers for depression are needed?

People arrive at the point of depression from many different places, indicating a variety of paths to recovery. In short, there is no one answer for depression and no single path to recovery. Just as the reasons for depression are as varied as the individuals who suffer from it, the paths to recovery will also be unique to each individual.

Not every person suffering from depression should be medicated.
Not every person who has a bad day is depressed.
Not every person who struggles over meaning and purpose in life should be viewed as "crazy."
Not every person is able to bounce back from a major traumatic event without assistance.
In order to deal with an individual's depression, his or her uniqueness, his or her story, must be heard, understood, and integrated into a personalized recovery.

Purchase @ A Place of Hope Bookstore

Dr. Jantz has generously donated 10 books to be given away in this drawing!

DRAWING ENDS February 15, 2012. Please complete the contact form with your name, address and email. Then enter "Moving Beyond Depression" in message, and you will automatically be entered into our February 15, 2011 drawing!

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

What is Recovery on a Day to Day Basis?

Hope you enjoy this heartfelt article by Remuda Ranch Recovery Consultant, Ms. Abigail Wolff. She offers a window into what life looks like in recovery from orthorexia and other eating disorders @
Walking in Recovery from an Eating Disorder

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

New Jersey Eating Disorder Treatment Centers & Providers

New Jersey Eating Disorder Treatment Centers & Providers

Eating Disorder Hope is proud to announce that GenPsych, PC has joined the Eating Disorder Hope Treatment Directory of US treatment centers specializing in eating disorders and related conditions.

Saturday, January 7, 2012

Eating Disorder Hope Blog Update

To our dear Visitors:

We wish to thank you for your continued support and loyalty to Eating Disorder Hope.  Presently, our blogs are temporarily under construction as we seek to improve, enhance, and develop greater resources.  During this time, blog posts will be kept to a minimum, but we excitedly look forward to offering you increased resources in the very near future.  In the meantime, please follow Eating Disorder Hope on Facebook for up-to-date articles, resources, and support for eating disorders or access our website at  We thank you for your patience during this time and hope you will continue to choose Eating Disorder Hope for your one stop resource for eating disorder treatment information and recovery tools.  We look forward to continually serving you!

Eating Disorder Hope

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

America the Beautiful 2 Screening in Fort Worth - Hosted by Timberline Knolls Residential Treatment Center

Timberline Knolls in Fort Worth Special Film Screening

Kirsten HaglundKimberly Dennis, MDAmerica the Beautiful 2Juliet Zuercher, RD/LDDarryl Roberts, Director
How does America’s obsession with dieting impact the treatment and recovery of individuals with eating disorders? What does this mean for family members and friends supporting them, or for other parents, coaches or educators hoping to prevent eating disorders? How does it affect the work of eating disorder treatment professionals, educators, and others working to combat unhealthy obsession with body image?

Join Timberline Knolls and award-winning filmmaker Darryl Roberts for Fort Worth’s first public screening of “America the Beautiful 2: The Thin Commandments.”

This eye-opening documentary film explores some of the ways the diet and weight loss industry exploits our fear of fat, and shows how the struggle to cope with mixed messages about body size, weight and nutrition affects real people. Following the showing, former Miss America Kirsten Haglund will lead an interactive panel discussion including the film’s director as well as Timberline Knolls Medical Director Dr. Kim Dennis, who is featured in the film, and Nutrition Coordinator Juliet Zuercher.
7PM THURSDAY, JANUARY 19, 2012 @ NATIONAL COWGIRL MUSEUM, FORT WORTH (Off I-30 at Montgomery, across from the Will Rogers Memorial Center) Complimentary hors d’oeuvres and refreshments will be provided starting at 6pm. Space is limited, reserve your seat today:
Timberline Knolls is a residential treatment center located on 43 beautiful acres in suburban Chicago. We offer a nurturing environment of recovery to women (ages 12 to 65+) who suffer with eating disorders, substance abuse, mood disorders, trauma/PTSD, and co-occurring disorders. By serving with uncompromising care, relentless compassion, and an unconditional joyful spirit, we help our residents help themselves in their recovery.