Blog Posts in February, 2013

  • In honor of National Eating Disorders Awareness Week (February 24-March 2), I would like to share with you a very personal, authentic, and profound glimpse into what it means to have an eating disorder. In place of providing you with basic eating disorder information and statistics, I instead leave you with this story of a young woman's commitment, sacrifice, and determination to recover. This ...
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  • I recently joined in on a webinar entitled, "Insurance Companies are Not the Enemy." I was intrigued by both the title in combination with the fact that the National Eating Disorders Association (NEDA) was presenting this webinar. I admit that I was hopeful that I would learn new information in the webinar, and that I would be enlightened on how insurance companies support and facilitate ...
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  • Securing insurance benefits for the treatment of an eating disorder can be an extensive battle. This battle often comes in the form of repeated denials, being told you can "be safely treated at a lower level of care," appeals, and even being quoted incorrect benefit information. Those who suffer from eating disorders, and their families, are often left in the position of trying convince ...
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  • On January 31, 2013 Senator Al Franken (D-MN) announced the introduction of the Mental Health in Schools Act, a bill designed to make mental health treatment accessible for students. This bill would facilitate the relationship between schools and community mental health centers in order to improve access to care. Senator Franken believes that attending to the mental and emotional needs of children ...
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