February is National Eating Disorder Awareness Month

The pandemic has brought on a slew of challenges, especially when it comes to mental and physical health. The rise in eating disorders among individuals, especially the younger population is another challenge that can be credited to the pandemic.

The Eating and Body Image Therapy Center, located in Frederick County, is a great resource for anyone who may be in need of help to recover from an eating disorder. 

Originally a bed and breakfast, their residential home located in Buckeystown sits on two and a half acres of beautiful landscape and features spacious light filled rooms, cozy sitting and living areas, and an ambiance that makes the client feel right at home.

The residential program is designed to provide boutique treatment services for adults of all genders who suffer from an eating disorder and need 24-hour support but no longer require the same intensity of medical support and stabilization of hospital-based care. Their services are tailored to each individual’s unique needs. 

“We strive to be a truly inclusive environment in which we provide eating disorder treatment to adults of all genders, races, sexualities, and more. We believe that unique, effective treatment for eating recovery is possible,” says Eden Davis, the center’s Outreach Coordinator.

The residential program offers 11 beds and currently has openings to assist individuals who may be struggling.

For more information about The Eating and Body Image Therapy Center to seek services, visit their website www.thebodyimagecenter.com.

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